publication . Other literature type . 2016

Carbon nanotube thermal interfaces and related applications

Hodson, Stephen L;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2016
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The development of thermal interface materials (TIMs) is necessitated by the temperature drop across interfacing materials arising from macro and microscopic irregularities of their surfaces that constricts heat through small contact regions as well as mismatches in their thermal properties. Similar to other types of TIMs, CNT TIMs alleviate the thermal resistance across the interface by thermally bridging two materials together with cylindrical, high-aspect ratio, and nominally vertical conducting elements. Within the community of TIM engineers, the vision driving the development of CNT TIMs was born from measurements that revealed impressively high thermal con...
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free text keywords: Applied sciences, Education, CNT TIMs, Contact resistance, Thermal conductivity, Mechanical Engineering, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Teacher Education and Professional Development
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