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Abstract: In this study, pure eicosane and eicosane-CuO solid composites were prepared using ambient and ice-water bath solidification methods. A Thermal Constants Analyzer measured the thermal conductivity of the samples using the transient plane source (TPS) technique. Results showed that for both solidification methods, composite thermal conductivity was independent of temperature up to a point, and the composites with the highest nanoparticle concentrations had the highest thermal conductivity. Although the composites relatively all followed the same trend, the samples prepared by ice-water solidification had lower thermal conductivities than those prepared by the ambient solidification method.

Reference: International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer; Digital Library, (2011)