Characterization of supercooling suppression of microencapsulated phase change material by using DSC Academic Article uri icon


  • Supercooling suppression of microencapsulated n-tetradecane was measured using differential scanning calorimetry. Results indicate that the degree of supercooling is positively affected by the amount and type of nucleating agent present in bulk and microencapsulated n-tetradecane which it is used as a phase change material (MPCM). Results also demonstrate that the melting point of the n-tetradecane is fairly independent of nucleating agent concentration (0 - 4%). Conversely, the latent heat of fusion of n-tetradecane decreases considerably with nucleating agent amount and the initiation of crystallization point is inversely proportional to cooling rate. 2006 Springer-Verlag.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Alvarado, J. L., Marsh, C., Sohn, C., Vilceus, M., Hock, V., Phetteplace, G., & Newell, T.

citation count

  • 62

complete list of authors

  • Alvarado, JL||Marsh, C||Sohn, C||Vilceus, M||Hock, V||Phetteplace, G||Newell, T

publication date

  • November 2006