Papers Author: Ya-Cai Hu

Total Papers Found: 5

Enhanced thermal conductivity of ethylene glycol-based suspensions in the presence of silver nanoparticles of various sizes and shapes

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Silver (Ag) has the highest thermal conductivity of all metals, making it an attractive nanoparticle for use in heat transfer systems. The shape of nanoparticles influences their thermal conductivity, so ...

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Thermal energy storage performance of paraffin-based composite phase change materials filled with hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets

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A paraffin-based composite phase change material (PCM) was prepared by the addition of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) nanosheets to melted paraffin wax followed by vigorous stirring. The nanosheets were added ...

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Effects of melting temperature and the presence of internal fins on the performance of a phase change material (PCM)-based heat sink

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Two organic phase change materials (PCMs) were investigated to determine their effects on the thermal management capabilities of electronics. The thermo-physical properties of n-eicosane and 1-hexadecanol were determined experimentally, and ...

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Experimental Measurements of Thermal Conductivity of Wood Species in China: Effects of Density, Temperature, and Moisture Content

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The authors selected 5 types of softwood species and 5 types of hardwood species that are commonly grown and used for construction in China for thermal analysis. Not only was thermal conductivity ...

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Increased Thermal Conductivity of Eicosane-Based Composite Phase Change Materials in the Presence of Graphene Nanoplatelets

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The addition of graphene nanoplatelets (GNP) to a paraffin-based solvent, eicosane was performed at various wt.% and subsequently the synthesized GNP/eicosane composites were analyzed by a variety of machines. ...

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