phase-change material


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phase-change material

[′fāz ‚chānj mə‚tir·ē·əl]
(engineering)
A material which is used to store the latent heat absorbed in the material during a phase transition.
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So far, kit being designed for FSV includes advanced combat clothing, with new materials like four-way stretch phase-change material and silent hook-and-loop pockets.
Performance of a hybrid heating system with thermal storage using shape- stabilized phase-change material plates, Appl Energy, 84(10): 1068-1077.
Germanium antimony telluride, a common ingredient in optical disks, is what is known as phase-change material.
James Bell, chief executive at Viking, said: "Our vision is that there will be applications of phase-change material for temperature and product security all the way along the cold chain.
Specific topics include preparing silica-encapsulated stearic acid as composite phase-change material through the sol-gel process, developing materials-by-design for carbon dioxide capture applications, the combustion characteristics and kinetics of blending coal, and the electrochemical deposition of high purity silicon from molten fluoride electrolytes.
The phase-change material thermal energy storage (PCM-TES) intended for building integration consists of PCM panels with active air circulation between the panels.
Press-fit pins and phase-change material are available on request.
The new device uses the phase-change material Ge2Sb2Te5 (GST) -- the same as that used in rewritable CDs and DVDs -- to store data.
0078 in]) which contain phase-change material inside a polymer shell.
It's the first time that an operational commercial solar panel has been tested with a phase-change material for storage.
In a PCM cell, where a phase-change material is deposited between a top and a bottom electrode, phase change can controllably be induced by applying voltage or current pulses of different strengths.
Melting of the phase-change material gives rise to natural convection, while the flow structure could significantly affect phase change process.