The experimental exploration of embedding phase change materials with graphite nanofibers for the thermal management of electronics.

To improve the thermal performance of phase change materials (PCMs), graphite nanofibers were embedded into a paraffin PCM. The thermal effects of graphite fiber loading levels _0-5 wt %_and graphite fiber type (herringbone, ribbon, or platelet) during the melting process were examined for a 131 cm3 volume system with power loads between 3 W and 7 W_1160-2710 Wm2_. It was found that the maximum system temperature decreased as graphite fiber loading levels increased and that the results were fiberstructure dependent.

Main Author: Weinstein, Randy.
Other Authors: Kopec, Thomas., Fleischer, Amy., D'addio, Elizabeth., Bessel, Carol.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2008
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