Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Bulk Density, Carbon Foams, High Temperature, mechanical properties, porosity, Raman Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Skeletal Density, Thermal Conductivity, thermal insulation, Young's Modulus
Abstract: Carbon foams were prepared from diphenolic acid-based benzoxazine foams by pyrolysis under nitrogen atmosphere. The method used in this article produced foams containing a large fraction of closed cells which is uncommon for carbon foams. The foams studied were found to possess similar mechanical properties common to other carbon foams; however, the presence of the high fraction of closed cells led to the lowest observed thermal conductivity ever reported for this class of foams.
Reference: Carbon, 95 (2015) 919-929