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Optically-regulated thermal energy storage in diverse organic phase-change materials

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Abstract

Thermal energy storage and release in aliphatic phase-change materials are actively controlled by adding azobenzene-based photo-switches. UV activation of the additives induces supercooling of the composites, allowing for longer thermal storage at lower temperatures. The mechanism of this process is studied by comparing phase change behavior across diverse materials.

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The article was received on 23 Jul 2018, accepted on 21 Aug 2018 and first published on 21 Aug 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05919E
Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 10722-10725
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    Optically-regulated thermal energy storage in diverse organic phase-change materials

    G. G. D. Han, J. H. Deru, E. N. Cho and J. C. Grossman, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 10722
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05919E

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