Enhanced thermal conductance of polymer composites through embedding aligned carbon nanofibers
AIMS Materials Science
The focus of this work is to find a more efficient method of enhancing the thermal conduc-tance of polymer thin films. This work compares polymer thin films embedded with randomly oriented carbon nanotubes to those with vertically aligned carbon nanofibers. Thin films embedded with carbon nanofibers demonstrated a similar thermal conductance between 40–60 µm and a higher thermal con-ductance between 25–40 µm than films embedded with carbon nanotubes with similar volume fractions even though carbon nanotubes have a higher thermal conductivity than carbon nanofibers.
Wood, David S.; Hensley, Dale K.; and Roberts, Nicholas A., "Enhanced thermal conductance of polymer composites through embedding aligned carbon nanofibers" (2016). Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 173.