Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: differential scanning calorimeter, Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), DSC, microparticles, Polymer composites, powder-mixing method, TGA, Thermal Conductivity, thermal stability, thermogravimetric analyzer, thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA)
Abstract: The objective of this study was to create polymer composites with high thermal conductivity and mechanical properties. To acquire these, aluminum nitride microparticles were modified with a titanate coupling reagent of isopropyltrioleictitanate, and blended via a power-mixing method into linear low-density polyethylene. Using the Hot Disk thermal constants analyzer, the thermal conductivity of the composite was measured. The results concluded that the addition of aluminum nitride particles to the composite enhanced the thermal conductivity, as well as mechanical properties significantly.
Reference: Polymer Engineering and Science 49, 5 (2009) 1030-1034