Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, CNTs, Electrical Conductivity, Gas, Hot press, Melt processing, Modulated temperature dynamic scanning calorimetry (MDSC), Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), nanocomposites, Phenoxy, Polyethersulfone (PES), Polymer composites, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method, Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Twin screw extruder
Abstract: Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) have applications in the aeronautic industry. This study examined how the concentration of MWCNT affects the electrical and thermal conductivities of nanocomposites. A thermal analyzer (TPS) measured the thermal properties of the nanocomposites using the transient plane source (TPS) technique. Results showed that thermal conductivity of the samples increased with MWCNT concentration and temperature, but the phenoxy-MWCNT nanocomposites had higher thermal properties than the PES-MWCNT nanocomposites.
Reference: Composites Science and Technology, 86 (2013) 177-184