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Abstract: The goal of this study was to determine how adding CdS nanoparticles to two polymer blends (PS/PVC and PS/PMMA) affects their thermal conductivities. Also, the effect of increasing the wt% of both PVC and PMMA in their respective blends was investigated. The thermal conductivity of the samples was determined through a transient plane method. The thermal conductivity of both polymer blends increased with the addition of CdS nanoparticles. When the wt% of PVC was increased in the PS/PVC blend, the thermal conductivity decreased. When the wt% of PMMA was increased in the PS/PMMA blend, the thermal conductivity increased.

Reference: Applied Nanoscience, 5, 5 (2015) 623-628

DOI: 10.1007/s13204-014-0357-7