The high thermal conductivity of carbon based nanostructures (CNs) has been recognized appropriate to be integrated into phase change materials (PCMs) to enhance the overall thermal properties of the obtained nanocomposites. The equilibrium of the possibility to enhance the thermal conductivity of the PCMs and the latent heat capcity are the key for their ability to store or dissipate a large amount of energy in a short period of time. This paper gives an update overview summarizing the state-of-the-art concerning nanocomposites prepared using PCMs and CNs with emphasis on the improvement of the latent heat capacity and of the thermal conductivity. Focus is directed towards experimental research studies regarding the enhancement of the thermal properties (thermal conductivity and the latent heat capacity) of PCMs obtained by the addition of the CNs by means of the encapsulation method.The majority of the reported research studies focus mainly on the thermal characterization of PCMs nanocomposites, however there is scarce information about the mechanisms explaining why/how the thermal properties are enhanced. This review outlines the results of the thermal conductivity and the latent heat capacity of PCMs/CNs nanocomposites, trying to identify the features that lead to the improvement of their thermal properties.
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews – Elsevier
Published: Nov 1, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera
Read and print from thousands of top scholarly journals.
Bookmark this article. You can see your Bookmarks on your DeepDyve Library.