Determining the Feasibility and Mechanisms of Chemical Reactions as a Basis for Heat Transfer Media
Technical Report,15 Oct 2015,14 Oct 2018
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY University Park United States
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We sought to test the hypothesis that endothermic chemical reactions could be used as the basis for heat transfer media with effective thermal conductivity and response times that were larger and faster than current media. This hypothesis was tested by synthesizing reactive cooling media, based upon the intramolecular endothermic rDA reaction and then testing this medias ability to cool a restively heated wire and comparing these results to theoretical and simulated predictions of the effect of accessing the chemical reaction. We found that, while both theory and simulation predicted significant effects, we did not determine measurable effects using our experimental approach.