publication . Article . Conference object . Other literature type . 2014

Phase change materials for thermal energy storage

Stiebra, L; Cabulis, U; Knite, M;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2014 Journal: Progress in Materials Science, volume 65, pages 67-123 (issn: 0079-6425, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Latvia
Abstract
Phase change materials (PCMs) used for the storage of thermal energy as sensible and latent heat are an important class of modern materials which substantially contribute to the efficient use and conservation of waste heat and solar energy. The storage of latent heat provides a greater density of energy storage with a smaller temperature difference between storing and releasing heat than the sensible heat storage method. Many different groups of materials have been investigated during the technical evolution of PCMs, including inorganic systems (salt and salt hydrates), organic compounds such as paraffins or fatty acids and polymeric materials, e.g. poly(ethylen...
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free text keywords: microcapsules, phase changing materials, conductivity, nanographite particles, General Materials Science, Process engineering, business.industry, business, Solar energy, Thermal energy, Waste heat, Composite material, Thermal energy storage, Sensible heat, Energy storage, Thermal conductivity, Latent heat, Nanotechnology, Materials science
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