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Abstract: To improve the thermal conductivity of polymeric matrixes, conducting fillers were added to polymers, specifically graphite, having good thermal conductivity and dispersibility. Exfoliated graphite (EG) and graphite nanoplatelets (GNP) are excellent alternatives to metal and carbon as conductive polymer composites, through solution mixing and melt blending techniques. Thermal conductivity of composites was measured by a Hot Disk 2500 thermal analyzer, using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Solid-state shear milling treated composites showed a significant enhancement in thermal properties compared to untreated samples.

Reference: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing

DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2013.08.009