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Abstract: This study investigates the properties of a material to be used as an energy storage medium that can use energy stored from the summer months, and then release it during the winter. The proposed material uses a graphite foam, with ZnO coatings with a flower like morphology, to house a sugar alcohol phase change material (PCM). The thermal conductivity of the material was measured using the Hot Disk transient plane source (TPS) method, with a TPS 2500.

Reference: Materials Chemistry and Physics, 161 (2015) 219-227

DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2015.05.039