Authors: Min Li; Boyuan Mu; Wael A. Altabey
Addresses: Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Construction Materials, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, China; International Institute for Urban System Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China ' Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Construction Materials, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, China ' International Institute for Urban Systems Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21544, Egypt
Abstract: Microencapsulated phase change materials have better thermal stability, and are widely used in the field of energy storage. In this paper, the core and wall material characteristics of microencapsulated phase change materials are reviewed. Several preparation methods, such as in-situ polymerisation, interfacial polymerisation, and suspension-like polymerisation, are analysed and the applications of microencapsulated phase change materials in fibre fabric, building, military camouflage and heat conduction are summarised.
Keywords: phase change materials; PCMs; microcapsules; energy storage; application.
International Journal of Sustainable Materials and Structural Systems, 2018 Vol.3 No.2, pp.151 - 170
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