Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Carbon Foams, chemical synthesis, decomposition of urea, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), hydrothermal impregnation process, hydrothermal synthesis process, interface interactions, morphology, Nanoparticles, nanostructures, pcms, phase change materials, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), sugar alcohols, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, thermal energy storage, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method, Zeta Potential, Zinc Carbonate Hydroxide Hydrate (ZCHH), zinc hydroxide (ZnOH), zinc oxide (ZnO)
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