Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): A. H. Windle, A. Moisala, I. A. Kinloch, Q. Li
Keywords: AC Impedance Spectroscopy, Ball-milling, Carbon encapsulated metal particles, Carbon nanotubes, Chemical pre-dispersion, CNTs, Electrical Conductivity, Electron Microscopy, Epoxy, Fillers, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, MWNTs, Polymer composites, Single- and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs and MWNTs), Single- walled carbon nanotubes, SWNTs, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, Thermogravimetric Analysis, TPS, Transient Plane Method, Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: Thermal conductivity measurements of the same samples were carried out using the TPS method. Thermal testing on carbon nanotubes to study for promising fillers. Thermal conductivity of single-walled carbon nanotubes should enable a further reduction in the filler content required for a given enhancement in the composite properties. For the multi-walled carbon nanotube thermal conductivity increased modestly using this method whereas for the single-walled carbon nanotubes the thermal conductivity was lower than pure epoxy.
Reference: Composites Science and Technology 66 (2006) 1285-1288