Phase Change Materials (PCMs) offer unique material properties that make them well-suited for Thermal Energy Storage (TES) applications. More recently, adoption of PCMs for thermal management has become an area of interest, however certain inherent limitations are introducing a developmental bottleneck with regards to achieving desired performance. For example, traditional PCMs typically suffer from liquid phase leakage, limited available latent heat and poor thermal conductivity. Another challenging consideration for PCMs is selecting a test method that supports testing of both the solid and liquid phases to be able to accuracy quantify performance across the entire range of interest.
This webinar will cover various applications where PCMs are employed and highlight work being done to mitigate some of the inherent drawbacks found in traditional PCMs. The topic of proper method selection will also be discussed as it relates to thermal conductivity characterization.
This webinar aired on October 26, 2023 @ 1:00PM GMT-4.
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