Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: CLSM, Composite Latent Storage Materials, Composite Latent Storage Materials (CLSM), Discharging Power, Effective Thermal Conductivity, graphite, heat flux, Isotropy/Anisotropy, Laser Flash Technique, Laser Flash Technique (LFT), Latent Heat Storage Systems, LFT, Material Microstructure, Melting Temperature, pcms, phase change materials, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), SEM, Steady-State Comparative Model, Storage Density, Temperature, Temperature Gradient, TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method, Volumetric Heat Capacity
Abstract: The authors created a series of composite latent storage materials (CLSM) using expanded graphite (EG) and a two different metal nitrate phase change materials (K and Li, K and Na). The steady-state comparative method was used in order to measure thermal conductivities because it was deemed the best technique. Properties investigated that were related to the effective thermal conductivity were material temperature and microstructure and their effect on thermal conductivity.
Reference: International Journal of Thermophysics, 29, 2 (2008) 678-692