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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. 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