Category: Transient Plane Source
Abstract: This article explored the thermal behavior of epoxy nanocomposites containing different types of nanofillers, such as 1-D Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) and 2-D predominant shape of Exfoliated Graphite nanoparticles (EG). The thermal conductivity measurements were conducted using a thermal constants analyzer which is based on the transient plane source (TPS) technique. The measurements indicated that better heat conduction is found in epoxy systems loaded with 2-D predominant shape of Exfoliated Graphite (EG) nanoparticles. This is a promising result for overcoming a critical drawback of composite materials that are often characterized by their low thermal conductivity which negatively impacts their use in the design of anti-icing systems.
Reference: American Institute of Physics (2016), 1736