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Total Papers Found: 81

Thermal conductivity of carbon fiber/liquid crystal polymer composites

Two different types of polyacrylonitrile carbon fibers (Fortafil 243 and Panex 30) were added to thermoplastic matrix (Vectra A950RX Liquid Crystal Polymer) in order to generate carbon fiber/liquid-crystal polymer composites. The in plane and through-plane thermal conductivities of these composites were then evaluated and compared to values generated from a theoretical model, with good agreement. Panex 30 gave higher in-plane thermal conductivity than Fortafil 243 for all volume fractions studied....

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Synergetic effects of graphene platelets and carbon nanotubes on the mechanical and thermal properties of epoxy composites

The authors observed a remarkable synergistic effect when they used multi-graphene platelets (MGPs) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) together in an epoxy composite. The use of these two fillers together increased the tensile strength, thermal conductivity, solubility and compatibility relative to the various individual components. The 1D nanotubes inhibit the aggregation/stacking of the platelets and thus result in high contact area between MGP/MWCNT and the polymer matrix....

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Thermal conductivity models for carbon/liquid crystal polymer composites

Various polyacrylonitrile carbon fillers (Ketjenblack carbon black, Thermocarb synthetic graphite, Fortafil 243 carbon fiber, and Panex 30 carbon fiber) were added to a thermoplastic matrix in the hopes of generating a thermally conductive resin that could be used as bipolar plates in fuel cells. These composites were then tested for through-plane thermal conductivity using the Nielsen model which was a function of the single filler volume fraction. The authors also developed a ...

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Measuring and predicting in-plane thermal conductivity of carbon-filled nylon 6,6 polymer composites

Two different types of carbon (synthetic graphite particles and carbon fiber) were added to nylon 6,6 and then these composites were tested using the transient plane source method in order to determine the through-plane and in-plane thermal conductivities. The thermal conductivities were found to be proportional to the volume percent of carbon added. A simple empirical model was also developed in order to estimate in-plane thermal conductivities for a range of ...

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Measuring thermal conductivities of anisotropic synthetic graphite-liquid crystal polymer composites

Synthetic graphite particles were added to a liquid crystal polymer and then these composites were tested for through-plane and in-plane thermal conductivity using the TPS method. The authors expanded on an empirical model created to determine the relationship between thermal conductivity and volume percent of filler. This empirical model can now be used to approximate the in-plane thermal conductivities for a range of applications....

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