Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: AlN, Aluminum nitride, Aluminum nitride (AlN), Carbon nanotubes, CNTs, Dispersion, Epoxy, Fillers, interfacial adhesion, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), MWCNTs, Polymer composites, resin, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), SEM, Thermal Conductivity
Abstract: This study looked at the use of two different fillers to improve the thermal properties of an epoxy resin. The two fillers were multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and aluminum nitride (AlN). Through the use of poly(glycidyl methacrylate) (PGMA) and a zirconate coupling agent the MWCNTs and AlN particles respectively were added to the epoxy resin. Through the use of 1 vol.% MWCNT and 25 vol.% AlN the researchers were able to obtain similar thermal properties as through the use of 50 vol.% AlN alone.
Reference: Composites Part B: Engineering, 43, 2 (2012) 265-271