The Energy Storage Capacity of Phase-Change Materials Based on n-Alkanes

  • 5 Accesses


Experimental data obtained by the calorimetric method enable analyzing the energy storage capacity of phase-change materials based on n-alkanes. It is shown that a set of n-alkanes with the number of carbon atoms in the chain from 9 to 36 can be used to create comfortable living conditions for people in the temperature range from –50 to 70°C.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

Access options

Buy single article

Instant unlimited access to the full article PDF.

US$ 39.95

Price includes VAT for USA

Fig. 1.
Fig. 2.
Fig. 3.


  1. 1

    E. M. Shchukina, M. Graham, Z. Zhenga, and D. G. Shchukin, Chem. Soc. Rev. 47, 4156 (2018).

  2. 2

    V. M. Egorov and V. A. Marikhin, Phys. Solid State 58, 2574 (2016)].

  3. 3

    B. Wunderlich, Macromolecular Physics (Academic, New York, 1980), Vol. 3.

  4. 4

    Y. Ogawa and N. Nakamura, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 72, 943 (1999).

  5. 5

    S. Himran, A. Suwono, and G. A. Mansoori, Energy Sources 16, 117 (1994).

  6. 6

    V. M. Egorov, V. A. Marikhin, L. P. Myasnikova, and P. N. Yakushev, Phys. Solid State 59, 2070 (2017).

  7. 7

    V. A. Marikhin and V. M. Egorov, Tech. Phys. Lett. 44, 790 (2018).

  8. 8

    A. A. Askadskii, L. K. Kolmakova, A. A. Tager, G. L. Slonimskii, and V. V. Korshak, Vysokomol. Soedin., Ser. A 19, 1004 (1977).

  9. 9

    D. W. Van Krevelen, Properties of Polymers Correlations with Chemical Structure (Elsevier, Amsterdam, New York, 1972).

  10. 10

    C. M. L. Atkinson, J. A. Larkin, and M. J. Richardson, J. Chem. Thermodyn. 1, 435 (1969).

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to V. M. Egorov.

Ethics declarations

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Additional information

Translated by O. Kadkin

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Egorov, V.M., Borisov, A.K. & Marikhin, V.A. The Energy Storage Capacity of Phase-Change Materials Based on n-Alkanes. Tech. Phys. Lett. 45, 1204–1208 (2019).

Download citation


  • phase transition
  • calorimetry
  • paraffin
  • heat capacity.