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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to develop adhesive epoxy resins that used multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) to enhance thermal conductivity and dispersion in the polymer matrix. A Hot Disk Analyzer TPS2500S measured the thermal conductivity of the MWCNTs-based epoxy adhesives using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that the addition of MWCNTs improved the coefficient of thermal conductivity of the epoxy resin in comparison to pristine epoxy and epoxy (EP)-low molecular weight polyamide (LWPA) resin. Overall, the thermal properties of the amine functionalized-MWCNTs/EP-LWPA were better than the acid-treated MWCNTs/EP-LWPA.

Reference: Materials and Design, 51 (2013) 598-604

DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2013.04.039