Enhancing heat capacity of colloidal suspension using nanoscale encapsulated phase-change materials for heat transfer.

@article{Hong2010EnhancingHC,
  title={Enhancing heat capacity of colloidal suspension using nanoscale encapsulated phase-change materials for heat transfer.},
  author={Yan Hong and Shujiang Ding and Wei Chen Wu and Jianjun Hu and Andrey A. Voevodin and Lois J. Gschwender and Ed Snyder and Louis Chow and Ming Su},
  journal={ACS applied materials & interfaces},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={1685-91}
}
This paper describes a new method to enhance the heat-transfer property of a single-phase liquid by adding encapsulated phase-change nanoparticles (nano-PCMs), which absorb thermal energy during solid-liquid phase changes. Silica-encapsulated indium nanoparticles and polymer-encapsulated paraffin (wax) nanoparticles have been made using colloid method, and suspended into poly-alpha-olefin (PAO) and water for potential high- and low-temperature applications, respectively. The shells prevent… CONTINUE READING

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