Harnessing the Power of Molecular Dynamics: Molten Salt Nanofluid for Enhanced Thermal Energy Storage in Solar Applications


  • Grace Alan, Denise Albert Department of Chemistry, University of Harvard


Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Molten Salt Nanofluid, Thermal Energy Storage, Solar Applications, Nanoparticle Dispersion, Heat Transfer Efficiency, Phase Change Behavior


This study harnesses the power of molecular dynamics simulations to explore the potential of molten salt nanofluids for enhanced thermal energy storage in solar applications. By employing state-of-the-art computational techniques, we investigate the dynamic behavior of nanoparticles within the molten salt matrix. Our findings provide valuable insights into nanoparticle dispersion, thermal properties, and phase change behavior, laying the groundwork for optimizing thermal energy storage in solar power systems. This research contributes to the advancement of sustainable energy solutions, emphasizing the pivotal role of nanotechnology in revolutionizing solar energy storage.