S. Gunasekara, C. Barreneche, A. Fernández, A. Calderón, R. Ravotti, A. Ristic, P. Weinberger, H. Paksoy, B. Kocak, C. Rathgeber, J. Chiu, A. Stamatiou:
"Thermal Energy Storage Materials (TESMs) - What Does It Take to Make Them Fly?";
Crystals, 11 (2021), 1276; S. 1 - 34.

Kurzfassung englisch:
Thermal Energy Storage Materials (TESMs) may be the missing link to the "carbon neutral future" of our dreams. TESMs already cater to many renewable heating, cooling and thermal management applications. However, many challenges remain in finding optimal TESMs for specific requirements. Here, we combine literature, a bibliometric analysis and our experiences to elaborate on the true potential of TESMs. This starts with the evolution, fundamentals, and categorization of
TESMs: phase change materials (PCMs), thermochemical heat storage materials (TCMs) and sensible thermal energy storage materials (STESMs). PCMs are the most researched, followed by STESMs and TCMs. China, the European Union (EU), the USA, India and the UK lead TESM publications globally, with Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Sweden leading in the EU. Dissemination and communication gaps on TESMs appear to hinder their deployment. Salt hydrates, alkanes, fatty
acids, polyols, and esters lead amongst PCMs. Salt hydrates, hydroxides, hydrides, carbonates, ammines and composites dominate TCMs. Besides water, ceramics, rocks and molten salts lead as
STESMs for large-scale applications. We discuss TESMs´ trends, gaps and barriers for commercialization, plus missing links from laboratory-to-applications. In conclusion, we present research paths
and tasks to make these remarkable materials fly on the market by unveiling their potential to realize a carbon neutral future.

thermal energy storage (TES); thermal energy storage materials (STEMs); thermochemical energy storage materials (TCMs)

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