Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Alain Celzard, Antonio Pizzi, P. Jana, V. Fierro
Keywords: carbon, Cell Size, Compressive Strength, density, Fillers, Foams, graphite, pcms, phase change materials, porosity, Quasi-Static Compression, resin, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), SEM, Thermal Conductivity, transient plane source method, Window Size, Young's Modulus
Abstract: Composite carbon foams were prepared by mixing tannin-based resin with various graphite powders in an effort to improve the thermal conductivity relative to pristine carbon foams in order to use them as hosts for phase-change materials. It was found that using graphite powder with smaller particle sizes resulted in foams with a higher bulk density than those prepared with an equal amount of larger graphite particles, this increased density resulted in a higher thermal conductivity and improved mechanical properties over the other composite foams investigated. These inexpensive carbon foams have potential for future use as a host for phase change materials.
Reference: Materials and Design 83 (2015) 635-643