Advanced Experimental Mechanics
Online ISSN : 2424-175X
Print ISSN : 2189-4752
ISSN-L : 2189-4752
Research Paper
Fabrication of Sugar Alcohol Microcapsules using Cyanoacrylate for Thermal Storage
Ryota MTSUKAGEFumikazu ABEToshinori MAKUTA
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2018 年 3 巻 p. 43-47


A thermal storage technique using phase-change materials has attracted considerable attention as a means of reducing energy consumption and protecting the environment against global warming. Sugar alcohol, a phase-change material, can be used for thermal storage; it has a higher thermal storage capacity and a high phase-change temperature than those of its widely used counterpart, paraffin. Micro-encapsulation of phase-change-materials increases both the surface area per unit volume and the transportability of the particles in the form of a slurry or emulsions. However, conventional methods of micro-encapsulation are associated with some problems such as long synthesis times and complex processes. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate a simple and quick fabrication process for sugar alcohol microcapsules by mixing a sugar alcohol/oil emulsion and cyanoacrylate/oil emulsion. We also report on the thermal properties of sugar alcohol microcapsules.

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