Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): A. P. Brown, A. V. K. Westwood, C. Stirling, M. A. Raza
Keywords: Compression Testing, Electron Microscopy, Electron Microscopy (EM), EM, graphite, Graphite Nanoplatelet/Silicone Composites, Shore Hardness, Silicone, Thermal Conductivity, thermal interface materials, Three-Roll Milling Process, TIMs, TPS Method, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method, X-ray Diffraction, X-ray diffraction (XRD), XRD
Abstract: Using a three-roll mill process, graphite nanoplatelets (GNPs) were dispersed in a silicone polymer for application as a thermal interface material. Through the use of electron microscopy and XRD, the researchers were able to determine that the GNPs dispersed better when using the three-roll milling process as compared to previously used methods. GNPs were mixed with the silicone polymer in wt.% up to 25, with the highest wt.% yielding the highest thermal conductivity of all the composites as determined.
Reference: Composites Science and Technology, 72, 3 (2012) 467-475