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Issue 47, 2014
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Nanoconfinement of phase change materials within carbon aerogels: phase transition behaviours and photo-to-thermal energy storage

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We systematically investigated the thermal energy storage properties and host–guest interactions in a phase change composite based on octadecanol/carbon aerogels. Due to the nanoconfinement effect induced by the carbon aerogels, the loaded active materials show distinct phase transition behaviour to the free octadecanol, in which the solid-to-solid and solid-to-liquid phase change processes occurred at a lower temperature and the interval between these two processes became larger.

Graphical abstract: Nanoconfinement of phase change materials within carbon aerogels: phase transition behaviours and photo-to-thermal energy storage

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Submitted
04 Sep 2014
Accepted
12 Oct 2014
First published
13 Oct 2014

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014,2, 19963-19968
Article type
Communication
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Nanoconfinement of phase change materials within carbon aerogels: phase transition behaviours and photo-to-thermal energy storage

X. Huang, W. Xia and R. Zou, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 19963
DOI: 10.1039/C4TA04605F

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