One of the greatest challenges in the application of organic phase change materials (PCMs) is to increase their thermal conductivity
while maintaining high phase change enthalpy. 1-Tetradecanol/Ag nanowires composite PCM containing 62.73 wt% (about 11.8 vol%)
of Ag nanowires showed remarkably high thermal conductivity (1.46 W m−1 K−1) and reasonably high phase change enthalpy (76.5 J g−1). This behavior was attributed to the high aspect ratio of Ag nanowires, few thermal conduct interfaces, and high interface
thermal conductivity of Ag nanowires in the composite PCM. These results indicated that Ag nanowires might be strong candidates
for thermal conductivity enhancement of organic PCMs.