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June 18, 2015
Improving energy storage with a cue from nature
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 15, 2015
Materials melt faster when the lines of heat spread through the cold material like the branches of a tree - and the melting rate can be steadily increased by allowing the tree architecture to freely evolve over time, researchers have discovered. The finding could help improve phase change energy storage systems, which store heat by melting materials like wax or salt, and could play an important role in ensuring a smooth flow of energy from renewable sources like the wind and sun. The researchers r ... read more

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