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Molecules. 2019 May 29;24(11). pii: E2055. doi: 10.3390/molecules24112055.

Carbon-Filled Organic Phase-Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage: A Review.

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1
Department of Chemistry, Inha University, 100 Inharo, Incheon 22212, Korea. yanggj91@gmail.com.
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Department of Chemistry, Inha University, 100 Inharo, Incheon 22212, Korea. yj_yim@naver.com.
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Department of Chemistry, Inha University, 100 Inharo, Incheon 22212, Korea. lj529@naver.com.
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Department of Chemistry, Inha University, 100 Inharo, Incheon 22212, Korea. heoyj1211@gmail.com.
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Department of Chemistry, Inha University, 100 Inharo, Incheon 22212, Korea. sjpark@inha.ac.kr.

Abstract

Phase-change materials (PCMs) are essential modern materials for storing thermal energy in the form of sensible and latent heat, which play important roles in the efficient use of waste heat and solar energy. In the development of PCM technology, many types of materials have been studied, including inorganic salt and salt hydrates and organic matter such as paraffin and fatty acids. Considerable research has focused on the relationship between the material structure and energy storage properties to understand the heat storage/emission mechanism involved in controlling the energy storage performance of materials. In this study, we review the application of various carbon-filled organic PCMs in the field of heat storage and describe the current state of this research.

KEYWORDS:

carbon materials; organic phase change materials; thermal energy storage

Conflict of interest statement

The authors declare no conflict of interest. And the funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results.

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