Improving the Thermal Properties of Electronics

Presently, the electronic and automotive industries are ever-growing. Our society has become infatuated with having state-of-the-art technology. Along with modern technologies comes the issue of size. Each individual technology company is striving to produce the most viable products on the market, while also maintaining a visually attractive and compact product. With a size limitation to these gadgets, researchers must determine ways to condense the pre-existing materials. Determining the thermal properties, such as thermal conductivity, thermal density and specific heat, of the devices components is key to minimizing their size. With the use of a variety of Thermtest’s thermal conductivity instruments, researchers have been able to identify thermal properties of desired materials and test ways in which to improve their function.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Anisotropic Polymers

Anisotropic Polymers

Determining the Thermal Conductivity of Anisotropic Polymer Composites using the Hot Disk TPS.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Automotive


Testing the thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of automotive components, to predict failures in materials such as rubber.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Batteries


Researching recycled products as a potential additive in the fabrication of clay bricks, for use in external wall construction.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Composites


Evaluating the combination of two or more materials to create a more physically stable and thermally desirable end product.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Fire Protection

Fire Protection

Providing insight on safer housing; enhancing novel protective coatings to maximize fire resistance in building materials.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Graphite Sheets

Graphite Sheets

A thermal conductive review of pyrolytic graphite sheets, for their use in many Panasonic electronics as heat spreaders.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications High Temperatures

High Temperatures

Testing the thermal and structural properties of a material while under a harsh heat stress.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Insulation


Maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing the thermal conductivity of an insulation by testing various configurations.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Metals


Testing the thermal conductivity of various metals for their potential uses as cooking utensils and heat exchangers.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Quality Control


Measuring thermal conductivity of various powders, for their use in metal metallurgy, electronics, and electrical infrastructure.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Rubber


Investigating the process of rubber vulcanization, to increase its tolerance to physical strength and enhance its thermal conductivity.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Silicone Materials

Silicone Materials

Customizing polydimethylsiloxane by adding fillers to modify the physical and thermal properties of the silicone.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Steel


Investigating the thermal tolerance of high strength steel, to understand its safety level for use in building construction.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Surface Haptics

Surface Haptics

Detecting temperature differences of various surfaces by way of our sense of touch.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Thermal Grease

Thermal Grease

Measuring thermal conductivity and diffusivity of pastes to determine a suitable thermal grease for applications in electronics.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Thermal Interface Materials

Thermal Interface Materials

Discovering potential thermal interface materials and filler products, to extend the lifespan of electronic devices.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Thermal Management

Thermal Management

Implementing dry spun carbon nanotubes as a replacement for copper for thermal management of planes and vehicles.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Thermoelectric


Enhancing the efficiency of thermoelectric materials with the help of the Seebeck, Peltier, and Thomson thermodynamic effects.

 Thermal Conductivity Applications Torlon


Determining the direction of heat conduction, as well as thermal conductivity of a Torlon polymer sample.

Thermal Conductivity Customer Comment TPS 2500 SHot Disk
TPS 2500 S

Dr. Pengjian Gong

University of Toronto – Dept of Mech. and Industrial Eng. – Microcellular Plastics Lab.

“The ability to test thermal conductivity with the TPS 2500 S has been important to our research. We are pleased with the TPS 2500 S accuracy and the assistance from technical supporters. Best results are obtained when there is good contact between sensor and sample.” 

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