Abstract:Nano-enhanced phase change materials (PCM), referred to as NePCM, have been proposed by doping highly thermally-conductive nanofillers into matrix PCM to prepare composites that have enhanced thermal conductivity. The classical problem of inward solidification of PCM inside a spherical capsule, with applications to thermal energy storage, was revisited in the presence of nanofillers. In this work, the model NePCM samples were prepared with 1-tetradecanol (C14H30O) possessing a nominal melting point of 37 °C as… Show more
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