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Abstract: Thermal characteristics of polymer composites are similar to the properties of metal, with the mechanical properties being similar to plastics. Thermal conductivity of a polymer composite depends on geometry of the filler, and interaction and dispersal of the filler within the polymer matrix. In this study, thermal conductivity of copper and Al₂O₃ filled polymer composites were investigated. A Thermal Constant Analyzer was used to measure thermal conductivity of the sample. Thermal conductivity of composites with fiber copper filler was higher than composites with prismatic or spherical fillers.

Reference: Master's Thesis, izmir Institute of Technology (2004)