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Energy storage crystalline gel materials for 3D printing application
Author(s): Yuchen Mao; Takuya Miyazaki; Jin Gong; Meifang Zhu
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Paper Abstract

Phase change materials (PCMs) are considered one of the most reliable latent heat storage and thermoregulation materials. In this paper, a vinyl monomer is used to provide energy storage capacity and synthesize gel with phase change property. The side chain of copolymer form crystal microcell to storage/release energy through phase change. The crosslinking structure of the copolymer can protect the crystalline micro-area maintaining the phase change stable in service and improving the mechanical strength. By selecting different monomers and adjusting their ratios, we design the chemical structure and the crystallinity of gels, which in further affect their properties, such as strength, flexibility, thermal absorb/release transition temperature, transparency and the water content. Using the light-induced polymerization 3D printing techniques, we synthesize the energy storage gel and shape it on a 3D printer at the same time. By optimizing the 3D printing conditions, including layer thickness, curing time and light source, etc., the 3D printing objects are obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10167, Nanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems 2017, 1016716 (17 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2261661
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Yuchen Mao, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Donghua Univ. (China)
Takuya Miyazaki, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Jin Gong, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Meifang Zhu, Donghua Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10167:
Nanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems 2017
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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