Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): K. B. Sharma, Kananbala Sharma, Kuldeep S. Rathore, Vishal Mathur
Keywords: Cadmium sulfide (CdS), Cadmium sulphide (CdS), Energy band gap, Fillers, films, matrix, morphology, nanocomposites, Nanofiller, Optical absorption, Phase transition, Polystyrene (PS), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Semiconducting, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method, Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray Diffraction
Abstract: Cadmium sulfide (CdS) nanoparticles were dispersed in a polystyrene (PS) matrix to synthesize semiconducting optical nanocomposites for industrial applications. In this paper, many characteristics of the PS-CdS thick films were studied including thermal conductivity using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that the thermally conductive CdS nanoparticles enhanced the thermal conductivity of the nanocomposites.
Reference: World Journal of Nano Science and Engineering, 3 (2013)