Record number :
2337523
Title of article :
A new kind of shape-stabilized PCMs with positive temperature coefficient (PTC) effect
Author/Authors :
Cheng، نويسنده , , Wen-long and Wu، نويسنده , , Wan-fan and Song، نويسنده , , Jialiang and Liu، نويسنده , , Yi and Yuan، نويسنده , , Shuai and Liu، نويسنده , , Na، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2014
Pages :
7
From page :
470
To page :
476
Abstract :
A new kind of shape-stabilized phase change materials (PCMs) with positive temperature coefficient (PTC) effect was prepared in this paper. The materials were prepared by adding graphite powder (GP) to the paraffin/low density polyethylene (LDPE) composite and the PTC characteristic was found by adjusting the component ratio of the material. Then the physical structures and thermal properties of the materials were investigated and the effect of various GP mass fractions and paraffin/LDPE mass proportions on the PTC behavior of the materials was studied experimentally. The results showed that the switching temperature of the materials was about 25 °C (room temperature) which approached to the first phase change temperature of paraffin dispersed in the materials. The PTC behavior of the materials was the best when the GP mass fraction and the mass proportion of LDPE/paraffin were 40 wt% and 30:70, respectively. Furthermore, the negative temperature coefficient (NTC) effect of the materials could be eliminated effectively with heat treatment. This new kind of materials is different from the former PTC materials which the switching temperatures focus on high temperature ranges. It makes up for the defect of previous materials that the switching temperatures only range in high temperature rather than room temperature and provides a potential means for the thermal control of the electronic devices or other room temperature thermal control applications.
Keywords :
Thermal control , Shape-stabilized PCMs , Positive temperature coefficient , Switching temperature , PTC behavior
Journal title :
Energy Conversion and Management
Journal title :
Energy Conversion and Management
Serial Year :
2014
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