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Abstract: Graphite papers can enhance mechanical properties while lowering electrical properties, however, to generate conducting membranes, the chemical and thermal characteristics of the papers require further reduction. In this study, mercaptobenzene (MB) functionalized graphite and epoxy-based hybrid membranes were prepared and analyzed. A Hot Disk TPS 2500 measured the thermal conductivity of the samples using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that the powder-pressed pellets made of graphite-MB-gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) had higher thermal conductivities than other materials at similar loading weights. This suggests that the AuNPs successfully improved the thermal conductivity of the composites.

Reference: American Journal of Materials Science, 5, 1 (2015) 17-21

DOI: 10.5923/j.materials.20150501.03