Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: density, FGS, Foams, Functionalized Graphene Sheets, Functionalized Graphene Sheets (FGS), graphene, Kern Densimeter, nanocomposites, Perkin Elmer 7, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Silicone, TEM, TGA, Thermal Conductivity, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method, Transmission electron microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Young's Modulus
Abstract: The authors report the synthesis of a novel functionalized graphene sheet (FGS)/silicone porous nanocomposite with varying concentrations of FGS. The physical and thermal properties of the synthesized nanocomposites were studied in depth. SEM and TEM were used to elucidate the physical microstructure of the materials, and the transient plane source (TPS) technique was used to measure thermal conductivity. The nanocomposite showed an increased thermal conductivity as compared to the unfilled polymer, and TGA showed decomposition happening 50°C lower than the unfilled polymer.
Reference: Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18, 19 (2008) 2221-2226