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Abstract: The authors have presented a literature review on computational and experimental studies on the thermal conductivity of nanostructure enhanced phase change materials (nePCMs). It was found that a wide range of nanostructures have been investigated, from carbon nanostructures and carbon nanotubes to metal and metal oxide nanoparticles. The carbon nanostructures and nanotubes were found to generally enhance the thermal conductivity of the PCMs by a greater amount than metal or metal oxide nanoparticles due to their high aspect ratio in comparison to the spherical or agglomerated nanoparticles.       

Reference: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 24 (2013) 418-444

DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2013.03.031