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METALLIC COMPOSITE PHASE-CHANGE MATERIALS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

United States Patent Application

20140109895
A1
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Metallic composite phase-change materials and methods of using are disclosed. In some embodiments, a thermal energy storage module is provide that included one or more phase change alloys having a variable phase transition temperature between about 400.degree. C. and about 1200.degree. C. and having a latent heat of more than about 200 kJ/kg.
Ren, Zhifeng (Newton, MA), Wang, Hengzhi (West Roxbury, MA), Wang, Hui (Brookline, MA), Chen, Gang (Carlisle, MA), Li, Xiaobo (Cambridge, MA), Esfarjani, Keivan (New Brunswick, NJ)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge MA), The Trustees of Boston College (Chestnut Hill MA)
14/ 060,024
October 22, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with Government Support under Contract Number DE-AR0000181 awarded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency--Energy, Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.