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||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Energy Technologies and Carbon Dioxide Management
||Preparation and Characterization of Stearic Acid/SiO2 Nano-encapsulated Phase Change Materials via Sol-gel Method
||Huanmei Yuan, Hao Bai, Yuanyuan Wang
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Composite phase change materials are widely used in energy-saving and energy efficient process. Nano-encapsulated phase change materials are especially significant for making advanced working fluid applicable to waste heat recovery or storage. In this study, silica-coated stearic acid (SA) nanocomposite phase change materials were prepared from tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) and stearic acid (SA) via sol-gel process. The materials were investigated by Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), Transmission electron microscope (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy(FT-IR) and Differential scanning calorimeter(DSC).The FE-SEM and TEM results show that monodisperse microspheres with stable core–shell structure were formed and SA was encapsulated in the silicon dioxide shell. The FT-IR results show that there were no chemical reaction between silicon dioxide and SA, which is the chemical property of the composite material, is stable. The DSC results show that the composite phase change material has favorable heat capacity.
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