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Abstract: This article examined the capacity of phase change materials (PCM) to act as phase change thermal energy storages (TES). The review also investigated the thermophysical properties of high temperature PCMs, which can be used as a reference for the design of high temperature phase change TES systems. The transient plane source (TPS) technique was used, among others, to determine the thermal conductivity of the PCMs. It was noted that there was no universal method that was suited to every material but that the TPS was more adaptable to measure the samples with low thermal conductivities.

Reference: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2018), 81:1771-1786

DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.271