Thermal Energy Storage Using Phase Change Materials

Fundamentals and Applications

  • Amy S. Fleischer

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Thermal Engineering and Applied Science book sub series (BRIEFSTHERMAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Amy S. Fleischer
    Pages 1-5
  3. Amy S. Fleischer
    Pages 7-35
  4. Amy S. Fleischer
    Pages 37-47
  5. Amy S. Fleischer
    Pages 49-73
  6. Amy S. Fleischer
    Pages 75-85
  7. Amy S. Fleischer
    Pages 87-91
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 93-94

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the use of solid‐liquid phase change materials to store significant amounts of energy in the latent heat of fusion. The proper selection of materials for different applications is covered in detail, as is the use of high conductivity additives to enhance thermal diffusivity. Dr. Fleischer explores how applications of PCMS have expanded over the past 10 years to include the development of high efficiency building materials to reduce heating and cooling needs, smart material design for clothing, portable electronic systems thermal management, solar thermal power plant design and many others. Additional future research directions and challenges are also discussed.


Energy Storage Latent Heat of Fusion Melting and Solidification PCM Phase Change Materials Transient Thermal Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Amy S. Fleischer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringVillanova UniversityVillanovaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20921-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20922-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
  • Buy this book on publisher's site