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Characterization of phase change materials for thermal control of photovoltaics using differential scanning calorimetry and temperature history method

Hasan, A, McCormack, S, Huang, M.J. and Norton, B. (2014) Characterization of phase change materials for thermal control of photovoltaics using differential scanning calorimetry and temperature history method. Energy Conversion and Management, 81 . pp. 322-329. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2014.02.042

Abstract

Five solid–liquid phase change materials comprising three basic classes, paraffin waxes, salt hydrates and mixtures of fatty acids were thermophysically characterized for thermal regulation applications in photovoltaics.The PCM were investigated using Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Temperature History Method to find their thermophysical properties of interest. The relationship between thermophysical properties of the PCM and their choice as temperature regulators in photovoltaics is discussed in relation to the ambient conditions under which PV systems operate.A. Hasan a,⇑, S.J. McCormack b, M.J. Huang c, B. Norton d

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Phase change materials; Thermal control; Photovoltaics; Temperature History Method
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
Built Environment Research Institute
ID Code:28879
Deposited By: Dr Ming Jun Huang
Deposited On:19 Mar 2014 12:48
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:13

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