Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have created a material for a chemical heat ‘battery’ that could release its energy on demand. The new phase-change material provides a way to store heat in a stable chemical form, then release it later, on demand, using light as a trigger. A good example for its use is that […]

Swiss Empa scientists and their colleagues have spent four years studying the potential of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) to store heat from the warmth of summer into the cold of winter. The theory behind this kind of heat storage is fairly straightforward: if you pour water into a beaker containing solid or concentrated sodium hydroxide (NaOH), […]

University of Tokyo (UT) researchers have discovered a new type of material which stores heat energy for a prolonged period. Named a “heat storage ceramic”, the new material can be used as heat storage material for solar heat energy generation systems or efficient use of industrial heat waste. The breakthrough is the new material enables […]