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Preparation and characterization of capric-stearic acid/montmorillonite/graphene composite phase change material for thermal energy storage in buildings
A novel composite phase change material (PCM) of capric-stearic acid/montmorillonite (CA-SA/MMT) with thermal conductivity enhanced by graphene (GR) was prepared. It was characterized by FT-IR, XRD,...
Life cycle inventory and performance analysis of phase change materials for thermal energy storage
Solar energy is a renewable energy that requires a storage medium for effective usage. Phase change materials (PCMs) successfully store thermal energy from solar energy. The material-level life cycle...
Preparation of a Sustainable Shape-Stabilized Phase Change Material for Thermal Energy Storage Based on Mg²⁺-Doped CaCO₃/PEG Composites
The properties of polyethylene glycol-6000 (PEG)/MgCaCO₃, a low-cost shape-selective phase change material (ss-PCM), make it highly suitable for solar thermal applications. Nanosized porous...
Enhancement in thermo-electric energy harvesting efficiency by embedding PDMS in form-stable PCM composites
Graphene aerogel is widely utilized as a supporting material for latent heat thermal energy storage (LHTES) applications, since the three-dimensional (3D) interconnected structure can hold the...
Hybrid polyMOF Materials Prepared by Combining an Organic Polymer with a MOF and Their Application for Solar Thermal Energy Storage
The combination of metal−organic frameworks (MOFs), namely UiO-66, with polyethylene glycol (PEG) polymers yields hybrid polyMOF materials, which show unique morphology with tunable characteristics...
3D porous copper foam-based shape-stabilized composite phase change materials for high photothermal conversion, thermal conductivity and storage
Solar energy absorption and storage have attracted extensive attention and a number of potential phase change materials have been reported. In the current work, new shape-stabilized phase change...
Experimental research and molecular dynamics simulation on thermal properties of capric acid/ethylene-vinyl/graphene composite phase change materials
In this paper, a new series of phase change materials (PCMs) composed of capric acid/ethylene-vinyl acetate/graphene (CA/EVA/GR) were prepared and thermal properties were investigated using molecular...
Core@double‐shell structured multifunctional phase change microcapsules based on modified graphene oxide Pickering emulsion
New multifunctional phase change microcapsules with paraffin (Pn) as core and GO and lead tungstate (PbWO4) as double‐shell were designed by modified GO Pickering emulsion, and the effect of GO...
n-Eicosane-Fe3O4@SiO2@Cu microcapsule phase change material and its improved thermal conductivity and heat transfer performance
This study focused on developing an efficient phase change material (PCM) with a stable shape that can be applied in a wide range of industries. To prevent leakage of the PCM liquid at a temperature...