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Article for thermal energy storage

United States Patent

6,079,404
June 27, 2000
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A thermal energy storage composition is provided which is in the form of a gel. The composition includes a phase change material and silica particles, where the phase change material may comprise a linear alkyl hydrocarbon, water/urea, or water. The thermal energy storage composition has a high thermal conductivity, high thermal energy storage, and may be used in a variety of applications such as in thermal shipping containers and gel packs.
Salyer; Ival O. (Dayton, OH)
The University of Dayton (Dayton, OH)
08/ 929,899
September 15, 1997
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. 19X-SC542C awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.