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Phase Change Materials and Their Applications

Edited by Mohsen Mhadhbi

Tunis El Manar University

Today, the application of phase change materials (PCMs) has developed in different industries, including the solar cooling and solar power plants, photovoltaic electricity systems, the space industry, waste heat recovery systems, preservation of food and pharmaceutical products, and domestic hot water. PCMs use the principle of latent heat thermal storage to absorb energy in large quantities when there is a surplus and release it when there is a deficit. This promising technology has already been successfully implemented in many construction projects. The aim of this book is to assist the scientists and to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the properties that characterize the phase change materials from theoretical and experimental perspectives with a focus on their technological applications. The present status and future perspectives of phase change material are discussed.

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Phase Change Materials and Their ApplicationsEdited by Mohsen Mhadhbi

Published: August 1st 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71894

ISBN: 978-1-78923-531-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-530-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-623-0

Copyright year: 2018

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9171 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Phase Change Material

By Mohsen Mhadhbi


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2. Experimental and Numerical Studies on Phase Change Materials

By Cheng Wang and Ye Zhu


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3. Thermal Stability of Phase Change Material

By Manish K. Rathod


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4. Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage System

By Ponnuraj Stella Jesumathy


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5. Thermodynamic Properties of the Polyols as Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage

By Zhicheng Tan, Quan Shi and Xin Liu


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6. Graphene Aerogel-Directed Fabrication of Phase Change Composites

By Guangyong Li, Xiaohua Zhang and Xuetong Zhang


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7. Optimization of the Phase Change Random Access Memory Employing Phase Change Materials

By Daolin Cai, Zhitang Song and Yifeng Chen


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8. Analysis of Pyrolysis Kinetic Model for Processing of Thermogravimetric Analysis Data

By Guodong Jiang and Liping Wei


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