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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to fabricate and analyze the physical properties of polyacrylate–gold nanocomposites (PGNs) with gold nanoparticles (GNPs) as their nucleation agents. The transient plane source (TPS) method was used to measure the thermal properties of the polyacrylate–gold nanocomposite foams (FPGNs) and PGNs. Results showed that the addition of GNPs improved thermal conductivity of the PGN materials, but as the size of GNPs increased, the enhancement percentage of thermal conductivity decreased.

Reference: Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22 (2012) 21654-21661

DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33912A