Category: Transient Plane Source
Abstract: This research studied the addition of aluminum particles to an epoxy material, for use in micro-scale structures. For our interests, the thermal conductivity of the aluminum-epoxy composite was compared to that of the epoxy alone. Particle size was also taken into consideration during testing. It was determined that the epoxy-aluminum composite has a higher thermal conductivity, than the epoxy alone. Also noted, the larger the particle size, the more thermally conductive the composite and therefore the higher the rate of heat transfer, when compared to the smaller particles.
Reference: Journals of Materials Processing Technology, 160, 2 (2005) 168-173