Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Amanda M. Tomson, Isabel M. Wescoat, Jason M. Keith, Julia A. King, Rebecca A. Hauser
Keywords: anisotropic, Bipolar Plates, Fillers, fuel cell, graphite, In-Plane Thermal Conductivity, Polymer composites, resin, Through-Plane Thermal Conductivity
Abstract: Three different carbons (carbon black, synthetic graphite particles and carbon fiber) were added to Vectra A950RX Liquid Crystal Polymer in order to synthesize different composites for use in fuel cells. The carbon fillers were used individually and also in combination with other carbon fillers. A TPS was used to measure the thermal conductivities of the synthesized composites. It was found that the use of synthetic graphite particles as the filler led to the highest thermal conductivity when compared to the other fillers. Synthetic carbon particles used in conjunction with either carbon black or carbon fiber also led to improved thermal conductivities.
Reference: Journal of Composite Materials, 42, 1 (2008) 91-107