Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Carlo Naddeo, Khalid Lafdi, LiberataB Guadagno, Luigi Vertuccio, Vittorio Romano
Keywords: Epoxy resin, nanocomposites, nanofillers, Nanoparticles, nanostructures, Thermal Conductivity, Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: Recently, 2-D graphene nanoparticles produced by graphite exfoliation are a promising nanofiller for enhancing the thermal conductivity of polymeric materials. Unlike one-dimensional structures of carbon nanotubes, the 2-D structure provides reinforcement of polymer nanocomposites in two directions. In this article, multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and 2-D exfoliated graphite (EG), in a tetrafunctional epoxy resin, are investigated to determine the effect on thermal conductivity. Thermal conductivity measurements were carried out using a thermal analyzer, with increasing thermal conductivity in nanocomposites filled with EG.
Reference: Polymer Engineering & Science (2017), 57(7): 779-786