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Research roundup: Window-based cooling unit; PCM-ceramic tiles; corrosion and molten salts; smectite; more

Ben Welter - Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thermal performance of a window-based cooling unit using phase change materials combined with night ventilation [Energy and Buildings]

Lightweight dense/porous PCM-ceramic tiles for indoor temperature control [Energy and Buildings]

Corrosion behavior of stainless and low-chromium steels and IN625 in molten nitrate salts at 600° C [Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells]

District cooling systems: Technology integration, system optimization, challenges and opportunities for applications [Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews]

Observed-Predicted Shifts in Thermodynamic Functions of Water Adsorption by Smectite at Nanoscale [Soil Science Society of America Journal]

Preparation of microencapsulated medium temperature phase change material of Tris(hydroxymethyl)methyl aminomethane@SiO2 with excellent cycling performance [Applied Energy]


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