Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): D. S. Zhu, X. F. Li, X. J. Wang, Y. H. Xu
Keywords: Contact Angle, Copper, Cu-H2O, Nanofluids, Nanoparticles, pcms, phase change materials, Supercooling Behavior, Thermal Conductivity, thermal energy storage, Thermal Response Test, TPS Method, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: The ability of Cu-H2O nanofluids to perform as phase change materials (PCMs) is investigated. The supercooling behavior of the nanofluids was determined as a function of copper nanoparticle concentration. The contact angle and thermal conductivity of this PCM were also determined experimentally. Based on the experimental results, the authors conclude that these nanofluids could be useful in thermal energy storage applications.
Reference: Energy, 78 (2014) 212-217