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Abstract: La0.7Ba0.15Sr0.15MnO3 (LBSMO) powder was prepared and mixed with HDPE powder in volume fractions from 0 to 0.30. These powders were then molded into pellet form in a hot press and cooled to room temperature. The thermal conductivity of the resulting composite was then measured using the transient plane source method. It was found that the thermal conductivity of the composite samples increased with increasing LBSMO content up to an enhancement of 65% in comparison to pure HDPE. Various predictive models were evaluated for their performance in calculating the effective thermal conductivity of these composites.

Reference: Bulletin of Materials Science, 35, 4 (2012) 601-609

DOI: 10.1007/s12034-012-0329-z