Open-Cell Foams: Promising Materials In High-Temperature Energy Conversion And Utilization
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Xin-Lin Xia is a professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology School of Energy Science and Engineering. His primary area of research is in optical heat transfer. He has authored/co-authored 100+ publications.

                       

Open-Cell Foams: Promising Materials In High-Temperature Energy Conversion And Utilization

Open-cell materials, such as metal and ceramic foams, have been extensively utilized in high-temperature applications due to their light weight, good flow-mixing capability, and ability to cover a large surface area. They are commonly composed of interconnected solid struts and accessible void spaces, as shown in Fig. 1. Figure 1 Typical open-cell foams used in high-temperature applications. Image courtesy Xin-Lin Xia Since the open-cell foams possess excellent structural features and can be tolerant of high temperatures...

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