Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Electrical Conductivity, Electrical Percolation Threshold, Fillers, graphene, graphite, Heat Diffusion, Heat Transfer, Paraffin, paraffin (PA), pcms, phase change materials, Shape-Stability, Solvent Evaporation, Thermal Conductivity, TPS Method, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method, Vacuum Drying
Abstract: Two different sets of phase change materials were made by adding either graphene or exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets (xGnP) to paraffin in hot toluene. The thermal and stability properties of these newly synthesized composites were then studied using the TPS method. The addition of xGnP led to a higher thermal conductivity while the addition of graphene led to a higher electrical conductivity. Graphene was found to be better at stabilizing the shape of the composite. These two fillers can be used as an inexpensive method of improving heat diffusion and shape-stability of paraffin phase change materials.
Reference: Carbon, 51 (2013) 365-372