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Temperature adjustable thermal conductivity and thermal contact resistance for liquid metal/paraffin/olefin block copolymer interface material
Abstract: The adjustable thermal conductivity and thermal contact resistance are the key ways to realize efficient thermal management of electronic devices. In this work, a low melting-point...
Innovative Design of a Thermal Battery: Influence of Carbon Nanotubes Concentration on Thermal Storage Characteristics
Abstract: Innovative design of a thermal battery resembling the solar thermal receiver is introduced. The fully connected aluminum meshes and the phase change material (NaCO3) with the presence of...
Energy harvesting and storage blocks based 3D oriented expanded graphite and stearic acid with high thermal conductivity for solar thermal application
Abstract: Photothermal conversion and storage of organic solid-liquid phase change materials (PCMs) show huge potential in conquering discontinuous solar irradiation. It remains a challenge to...
Solar-thermal energy conversion and storage of super black carbon reinforced melamine foam aerogel for shape-stable phase change composites
Abstract Thermal energy harvesting and storage with phase change materials (PCMs) have attracted extensive exploration in solar-thermal utilization. Solving leakage issue of PCMs and improving the...
Development of a shape-stabilized phase change material utilizing natural and industrial byproducts for thermal energy storage in buildings
Abstract: A comprehensive study was conducted to develop and utilize a novel shape-stabilized phase change material utilizing two abundantly available and low-cost natural materials, namely scoria...
Evaluation of Energy Performance and Thermal Comfort Considering the Heat Storage Capacity and Thermal Conductivity of Biocomposite Phase Change Materials
The application of phase change materials (PCMs) has been verified as an effective strategy for improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Biocomposite PCMs (Bc-PCM) exhibit...
Analysis of Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting with Graphene Aerogel-Supported Form-Stable Phase Change Materials
Graphene aerogel-supported phase change material (PCM) composites sustain the initial solid state without any leakage problem when they are melted. The high portion of pure PCM in the composite can...
Reducing thermal contact resistance by a novel elastomeric polyethylene glycol/unsaturated polyester resin/graphene thermal interface materials
Reducing thermal contact resistance (TCR) is an important way to enhance heat dissipation of electronic devices. Elastomer is easy to deform, increase the contact area and reduce the TCR, but its...
Efficient storage and recovery of waste heat by phase change material embedded within additively manufactured grid heat exchangers
The low thermal conductivity of organic phase change materials (PCMs) hinders their usage for energy storage purposes. We demonstrate a compact PCM-based thermal battery that employs...