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Evaluation of thermophysical properties of thermal conductive polymer composites

Thermal characteristics of polymer composites are similar to the properties of metal, with the mechanical properties being similar to plastics. Thermal conductivity of a polymer composite depends on geometry of the filler, and interaction and dispersal of the filler within the polymer matrix. In this study, thermal conductivity of copper and Al₂O₃ filled polymer composites were investigated. A Thermal Constant Analyzer was used to measure thermal conductivity of the ...


Synergistic improvement of thermal conductivity in polymer composites filled with self-hybrid expanded graphite fillers

In this study, expanded graphite (EG) was crushed and the resulting composites were filled with various amounts of EG using a melt-mix method. Thermal conductivity was then analyzed to investigate the possible synergistic enhancement through self-hybridization. Thermal conductivity was measured at an ambient temperature and normal pressure. Composites filled with 10 wt% EG and wEG fillers improved thermal conductivity, compared to composites containing one type of filler at 20 wt%....

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Synergistic improvement of thermal conductivity in polymer composites filled with pitch based carbon fiber and graphene nanoplatelets

It was found that the thermal conductivity of composite materials is enhanced by the simultaneous incorporation of dispersed pitch-based carbon fibers (PCFs) and graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs). This study investigated methods for optimizing thermal conductivity. A thermal conductivity analyzer was used to compare thermal conductivity of composites filled with PCF and/or GNP. Results show the values of thermal conductivity increased as the filler content increased, and a greater synergistic improvement ...

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Studying the effect of addition a composite of silanized Nano-Al2O3 and plasma treated polypropylene fibers on some physical and mechanical properties of heat cured PMMA denture base material

Resin polymers, such as Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), have been used in denture fabrication because of their easy molding ability and flawless appearance. However, these PMMAs are not the most desirable material when dealing with mechanical strength, electrical conductivity and thermal stability. In this study, the addition of fillers, such as Nano-Aluminum Oxide (Nano-Al2O3) and plasma treated polypropylene (PP) fibers, to these polymers has been explored. Nanocomposites are desired in ...

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Preparation of low-density polyethylene/low-temperature expandable graphite composites with high thermal conductivity by an in situ expansion melt blending process

Low-temperature expandable graphite (LTEG) was blended into low-density polyethylene (LDPE) to prepare composite materials with an enhanced thermal conductivity in comparison to pure LDPE. The thermal conductivity of a composite containing 60 wt. % LTEG was found to be increased by a factor of 23 in comparison to the pure polymer. The LTEG was also found to decrease the melting temperature and degree of crystallinity of the LDPE, and the composites were also ...

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