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Thermal performance analysis of a solar energy storage unit encapsulated with HITEC salt/copper foam/nanoparticles composite (2019)
Journal Article
Xiao, X., Jia, H., Wen, D., & Zhao, X. (2020). Thermal performance analysis of a solar energy storage unit encapsulated with HITEC salt/copper foam/nanoparticles composite. Energy, 116593. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116593

HITEC salt (40 wt. % NaNO2, 7 wt. % NaNO3, 53 wt. % KNO3) with a melting temperature of about 142 °C is a typical phase change material (PCM) for solar energy storage. Both aluminum oxide (Al2O3) nanopowder and metal foam were used to enhance pure HI... Read More about Thermal performance analysis of a solar energy storage unit encapsulated with HITEC salt/copper foam/nanoparticles composite.

Study of the host-guest interaction between: N, N ′-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine and the cucuribit [n] urils (n = 6, 7) (2019)
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Xiao, Z., Zhou, Y., Xu, W., Prior, T. J., Bian, B., Redshaw, C., …Xiao, X. (2019). Study of the host-guest interaction between: N, N ′-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine and the cucuribit [n] urils (n = 6, 7). New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, 43(37), 14938-14943. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9nj03254a

The interaction between the cucuribit[n]urils (Q[n]), where n = 6 or 7, and the guest N,N/-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine (G) has been studied in aqueous solution by 1H NMR spectroscopy, electronic absorption spectroscopy and Is... Read More about Study of the host-guest interaction between: N, N ′-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine and the cucuribit [n] urils (n = 6, 7).

Investigation of bubble behavior with phase change under the effect of noncondensable gas (2019)
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Jia, H., Xiao, X., & Kang, Y. (2019). Investigation of bubble behavior with phase change under the effect of noncondensable gas. Chemical engineering science, 207, 631-643. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2019.07.003

An Arbitrary-Lagrangian-Eulerian based numerical method is proposed to study the phase change bubble under the effect of noncondensable gas (NCG). In order to validate the underlying mathematical model, benchmark tests, including the bubble growth in... Read More about Investigation of bubble behavior with phase change under the effect of noncondensable gas.

Rheological Characteristics of Molten Salt Seeded with Al2O3 Nanopowder and Graphene for Concentrated Solar Power (2019)
Journal Article
Xiao, X., Zhang, G., Ding, Y., & Wen, D. (2019). Rheological Characteristics of Molten Salt Seeded with Al2O3 Nanopowder and Graphene for Concentrated Solar Power. Energies, 12(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/en12030467

HITEC salt (NaNO2-NaO3-KNO3) and solar salt (NaO3-KNO3) are typical molten salts used in concentrated solar power. Adding nanoparticles is an effective method to improve the thermo-physical properties of pure salt. It is indispensable to experimental... Read More about Rheological Characteristics of Molten Salt Seeded with Al2O3 Nanopowder and Graphene for Concentrated Solar Power.