Optically-regulated thermal energy storage in diverse organic phase-change materials
Author(s)Cho, Eugene N.; Han, Grace; Cho, Eugene Nammyoung; Grossman, Jeffrey C.
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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.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Royal Society of Chemistry
Han, Grace G. D. et al. “Optically-Regulated Thermal Energy Storage in Diverse Organic Phase-Change Materials.” Chemical Communications (August 2018) © 2018 Royal Society of Chemistry
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