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Abstract: In this study, researchers set out to determine the effects of embedding self-passivated aluminum fillers, of micro- and nano-meter size and various wt%, into a polyvinylidene fluoride matrix (Al*/PVDF). After testing, the results indicated an increase in thermal conductivity with the introduction of embedded self-passivated aluminum fillers. It was determined that the maximum thermal conductivity possible (3.258 W/mK) was achieved when the ratio of micro- to nano-sized particles was 20: 1, respectively. The results also correlate well with the expected outcome, based on an effective simulation model.

Reference: Applied Physics Letters, 98, 182906 (2011)

DOI: 10.1063/1.3580588