Phase Change Materials: Technology and Applications


Ismaël van der Winden (Editor)

Series: Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: TEC021000

In this compilation, after considering solid-liquid transition, techniques required to obtain phase change materials are discussed. Various material combinations based on chemical and physical methods are also discussed, which are adopted to form solid-solid phase change.

Following this, a non-parity-time-symmetric three-layer structure is introduced, consisting of a gain medium layer sandwiched between two phase-change medium layers for switching the direction of reflectionless light propagation.

The concluding chapter discusses the effectiveness of phase change materials in building roofs for the reduction of energy consumption and the improvement of indoor comfort conditions.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Organic Phase Change Materials: Synthesis, Processing and Applications
(Swati Sundararajan and Asit Baran Samui, Energy and Environment Laboratory, Department of Applied Chemistry, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Deemed University, Girinagar, Pune, India, and others)

Chapter 2. Compact Reconfigurable Optical Devices Using Phase-Change Materials
(Yin Huang, Lanyan Wang, Yuecheng Shen, Changjun Min and Georgios Veronis, Department of Optoelectrics Information Science and Engineering, School of Physics and Electronics, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China, and others)

Chapter 3. A Review on the Thermal Behavior of Phase Change Materials Integrated in Building Roofs
(I. Hernández-Pérez and J. Triano-Juárez, División Académica de Ingeniería y Arquitectura, Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, Cunduacán, Tabasco, México)


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