Nano-encapsulated smart tunable phase change materials

S. Sinha-Ray, R. P. Sahu, Alexander Yarin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

49 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We achieved 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 °C, 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8823-8827
Number of pages5
JournalSoft Matter
Volume7
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 7
Externally publishedYes

    Fingerprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this

Sinha-Ray, S., Sahu, R. P., & Yarin, A. (2011). Nano-encapsulated smart tunable phase change materials. Soft Matter, 7(19), 8823-8827. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1sm05973d