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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 the Hot Disk TPS 2500S, with increasing thermal conductivity in nanocomposites filled with EG.

Reference: Polymer Engineering & Science (2017), 57(7): 779-786

DOI: 10.1002/pen.24629