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Enhanced Thermal Conductivity of Polyimide Films via a Hybrid of Micro- and Nano-Sized Boron Nitride

A variety of nano and micro-sized boron nitride (BN) particles were dispersed in a polyimide (PI) precursor polyamic acid (PAA) using a surfactant in order to generate a thermally conductive polyimide composite film with excellent thermal properties. The observed thermal conductivities varied with the BN weight % and the particle size. BN weight % was raised as high as 30%, which resulted in a thermal conductivity of 1.2 W/mK.  Glass transition and thermal ...

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Preparation and characterization of thermally conductive polystyrene/carbon nanotubes composites

Researchers in this study aimed to develop polymer composites with high thermal conductivity, using polystyrene (PS) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs). These composites were prepared by ultrasonic radiation, through a simple-solution-evaporation method. Poly(styrene-co-maleic anhydride) (PSMA), with a benzene group and experiencing a strong affinity for PS was used as a base, to allow the MWNTs to be dispersed within the composite (MWNT-g-SMA). Results determined that the addition of MWNTs ...

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Thermo-physical, thermal degradation, and flexural properties of betel nut husk fiber reinforced vinyl ester composites

Presently, society has become infatuated with limiting their carbon-foot print. As this progresses, scientists must find alternative means for manufactured composites: natural composites. One way this has been put forth is the addition of betel nut husk (BNH) as a reinforcing material in vinyl ester (VE) matrices (polymer composites). Thermophysical tests were conducted, using a TPS sensor, to determine the thermal properties of the composites. Mechanical and thermal degradation tests ...

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Electrical and thermal conductivities of novel metal mesh hybrid polymer composite bipolar plates for proton exchange membrane fuel cells

A novel technique was used in this research article, to introduce a hybrid mesh to a polymer composite within bipolar plates, for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). The mesh added was copper or aluminum based, to allow for an increased thermal conductivity of the PEMFCs. Experimental testing confirms this theory, as the copper-meshed hybrid polymer composite showed a thermal conductivity of 30.0 W/mK, while the aluminum-meshed hybrid polymer composite ...


Thermal Conductivity Improvement of Polymer Films by Catechin-Modified Boron Nitride Nanotubes

Catechins were added to boron nitride nanotube (BNNTs)/polyvinyl formal (PVF) composite films, in hopes of further increasing the thermal conductivity of the film. After thermal conductivity testing, the composite films were determined to have an increased thermal conductivity, as compared to their neat form. Researchers determined that the increase of thermal conductivity was related to the aromatic rings within the catechin, which interact with the nanotube surfaces. Upon contact, ...

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