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Title: Nano-Encapsulated Smart Tunable Phase Change Materials
Author(s): Sinha-Ray, S.; Sahu, R.P.; Yarin, A.L.
Abstract: We achieve the intercalation of different types of paraffins and their mixtures with triglycerides inside carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by means of self-sustained diffusion followed by a proper rinsing. The CNTs were investigated using TEM, which showed that they were intercalated inside and clean outside. For the mixtures melting can be realized in an interval of about 20 0C, which opens new opportunities for Phase Change Materials (PCM) attracting attention in relation to solar energy storage, cooling of power electronic devices and the energy-saving technologies.
Issue Date: 2011-08
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Citation Info: Sinha-Ray, S., Sahu, R. P., & Yarin, A. L. 2011. Nano-encapsulated smart tunable phase change materials. Soft Matter, 7(19): 8823-8827. DOI: 10.1039/c1sm05973d
Type: Article
Description: This is a copy of an article published in the journal Soft Matter © 2011 Royal Society of Chemistry. DOI: 10.1039/c1sm05973d
ISSN: 1744-683X
Sponsor: This research was partially supported by DOE in the framework of the project “Filled Carbon Nanotubes: Superior Latent Heat Storage Enhancers”.
Date Available in INDIGO: 2012-08-21

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