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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 Hot Disk 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)

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