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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 the Hot Disk 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