Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Compressive Strength, differential scanning calorimeter, Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), DSC, Electrical Conductivity, FE-SEM, Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy, Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FE-SEM), Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), FT-IR, graphite, pcms, phase change materials, Polymer composites, Thermal Conductivity, thermal constant analyzer, Thermogravimetry, transient plane source method, X-ray Diffraction, X-ray diffraction (XRD), XRD
Abstract: Graphite nano-platelets (GnPs) were dispersed in polyethylene glycol (PEG)/polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) to form a PEG/PMMA/GnPs composite organic form-stable phase change material. The effects of the incorporation of the GnPs on the morphological, structural, thermal, and electrical properties of the composite were then assessed. The experimental results indicated that the incorporation of the GnPs into the polymer increased the thermal and electrical conductivities, and it was concluded that the composites would be a useful material as an EMI shielding material, an anti-electrostatic material, or as a bipolar plate in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell.
Reference: Energy 39 (2012) 294-302