Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: accuracy, ceramics, Heat loss, Insulation layer, Kapton 5501, Mica 5082, Radius, Sensors, Silica aerogel, Stainless steel, Thermal Conductivity, thermal contact resistance, thermal transport properties, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: This paper presents the idea of flavonoid foams that are manufactured from natural resources rather than formaldehyde-containing tannin-based foams. A TPS instrument measured the thermal conductivity of the foams using the transient plane source (TPS) technique. Results show that the flavonoid foams are a better choice than tannin-based foams because they have a lower thermal conductivity which makes them more insulative and fire resistant, and they do not release toxic compounds when burnt.
Reference: Advanced Materials Letters, 2, 6 (2011) 378-382