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Abstract: In this study, graphene nanoplatelets (GNP) and multi-walled carbon nanotube fillers (MWCNT) were simultaneously added to a polycarbonate matrix, in an attempt to improve thermal conductivity. Thermal conductivities of the composites were measured at room temperature using a Hot Disk TPS 2500 S. Results show that MWCNTs can improve thermal conductivity by filling gaps between GNPs. Additionally, a small amount of well dispersed MWCNTs increased thermal conductivity by 23% compared to composites containing only GNPs.

Reference: Composites: Part A (2016), 88: 79-85

DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.05.022