Nano-encapsulated smart tunable phase change materials

S. Sinha-Ray, R. P. Sahu, A. L. Yarin

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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
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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