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Abstract: Carbon foams are novelty materials that have a wide range of applications such as radiators, thermal protection, and fire-resistant cores. The main carbon sources of carbon foams are sucrose, coal, coal tar pitch, and petroleum pitch, however the foams that use sucrose as their primary source have low thermal conductivity. This paper examined the thermal properties of carbon foams derived from sucrose but used graphite fillers to improve thermal conductivity. The Hot Disk TPS 2500 measured the thermal conductivity of the carbon foam samples using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that with the addition of the crystalline graphite filler, the thermal conductivity of the carbon foam increased substantially.

Reference: Industrial Crops and Products, 89, 30 (2016) 498-506

DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2016.06.001