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Crystal Growth Observation of Tetrabutylphosphonium Acetate (TBPAce) Hydrate Suitable as Thermal Energy Storage Medium

Yuta Arai, Ryo Ohmura
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Keio University, 3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 223-8533, Japan.
Abstract: Formation and growth of tetrabutylphosphonium acetate (TBPAce) hydrate was observed. This study was performed at the mass fraction 0.35 and 0.42. The crystal growth was observed respectively at the subcooling temperature 3 K and 7 K. When the subcooling temperature was 3 K, the skeletal crystals were observed at both mass fractions. When the subcooling temperature was 7 K, the dendrite crystals were observed at both mass fractions.
 
Keywords: TBPAce, crystal growth, morphology, ionic semiclathrate hydrate, phase change material.

Cite: Yuta Arai, Ryo Ohmura, "Crystal Growth Observation of Tetrabutylphosphonium Acetate (TBPAce) Hydrate Suitable as Thermal Energy Storage Medium," International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 126-132, December 2018. doi: 10.17706/ijmse.2018.6.4.126-132

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ISSN: 2315-4527
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr. Muhammad Yahaya
DOI: 10.17706/ijmse
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