Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Bridget Zimny, Jason M. Keith, Julia A. King, Kara M. Lenhart
Keywords: Fillers, fuel cell, graphite, In-Plane Thermal Conductivity, LCPs, Liquid-Crystalline Polymers, Liquid-Crystalline Polymers (LCPs), Nielsen Model, Polyacrylonitrile Carbon, Polymer composites, resin, Thermoplastic Matrix, Through-Plane Thermal Conductivity
Abstract: Various polyacrylonitrile carbon fillers (Ketjenblack carbon black, Thermocarb synthetic graphite, Fortafil 243 carbon fiber, and Panex 30 carbon fiber) were added to a thermoplastic matrix in the hopes of generating a thermally conductive resin that could be used as bipolar plates in fuel cells. These composites were then tested for through-plane thermal conductivity using the Nielsen model which was a function of the single filler volume fraction. The authors also developed a new empirical model used to measure the in-plane thermal conductivity of composites containing synthetic graphite or carbon fiber.
Reference: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 105, 6 (2007) 3309-3316