Ben Welter - Tuesday, January 05, 2016
• In a new technical paper on puretemp.com, Dr. Mohammed Farid of the University of Auckland explains the complementary aspects of two methods of measuring the melting and freezing ranges of PCMs: differential scanning calorimetry and the T-history method.
• The Rocky Mountain Institute's new 15,600-square-foot Innovation Center in Basalt, Colo., features "space-agey" phase change thermal mats behind the drywall. The BioPCM mats are made by Phase Change Energy Solutions of Asheboro, N.C.
• Four elements have been added to the periodic table, finally completing the table’s seventh row. The new synthetic elements – 113, 115, 117 and 118 – will be officially named by the teams that discovered them in the coming months.
• Schoeller Textil AG's new Cosmopolitan textile collection includes warming and cooling fabrics that incorporate phase change materials.