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dc.contributor.authorAllan, J-
dc.contributor.authorPinder, H-
dc.contributor.authorDehouche, Z-
dc.identifier.citationAIP Advances, 6, 035011 (2016)en_US
dc.description.abstractSamples of Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) were doped with particles of Boron Nitride (BN) in concentrations ranging from 0-60% w/w. Thermal conductivity was measured using a Differential Scanning Calorimetery (DSC) technique. The thermal conductivity of parent EVA was increased from 0.24W/m K to 0.80W/m K for the 60% w/w sample. Two PV laminates were made; one using the parent EVA the other using EVA doped with 50% BN. When exposed to a one directional heat flux the doped laminate was, on average, 6% cooler than the standard laminate. A finite difference model had good agreement with experimental results and showed that the use of 60% BN composite achieved a PV performance increase of 0.3% compared to the standard laminate.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was sponsored by ChapmanBDSP, London, UK and the Engineering and Physical Research Council, UK.en_US
dc.publisherAIP Publishingen_US
dc.subjectEthylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA)en_US
dc.subjectThermal conductivityen_US
dc.subjectPhotovoltaic thermal collectoren_US
dc.titleEnhancing the thermal conductivity of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) in a photovoltaic thermal collectoren_US
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