Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Fillers, fuel cell, graphite, Guarded Heat Flow meter Method, Hydrogen, In-Plane Thermal Conductivity, liquid crystal polymer, Polymer composites, resin, Through-Plane Thermal Conductivity, Transient Plane Source Technique
Abstract: Carbon/liquid-crystal polymer composites were formulated. Composites containing one of three types of carbon filler, composites containing two types of carbon filler, and composites containing all three types of carbon filler were prepared to test not only the effect of each filler on the thermal conductivity of the composite, but also the effect of combining fillers. The anisotropic method on a TPS system was used for the thermal conductivity measurements. It was found that all of the composites showed a statistically significant increase in thermal conductivity. Of the samples containing only one type of filler, those containing only synthetic graphite showed the largest increase.
Reference: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 109, 4 (2008) 2145-2155