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Nanoparticles for heat transfer and thermal energy storage

United States Patent

July 14, 2015
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An article of manufacture and method of preparation thereof. The article of manufacture and method of making the article includes an eutectic salt solution suspensions and a plurality of nanocrystalline phase change material particles having a coating disposed thereon and the particles capable of undergoing the phase change which provides increase in thermal energy storage. In addition, other articles of manufacture can include a nanofluid additive comprised of nanometer-sized particles consisting of copper decorated graphene particles that provide advanced thermal conductivity to heat transfer fluids.
Singh; Dileep (Naperville, IL), Cingarapu; Sreeram (Darian, IL), Timofeeva; Elena V. (Chicago, IL), Moravek; Michael (Lemont, IL)
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
13/ 627,749
September 26, 2012
GOVERNMENT INTEREST The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CHI1357 between the United States Department of Energy and University of Chicago Argonne, LLC as operator of Argonne National Laboratories.