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Why Carbon Nanotubes rule!

As fillers go, it is with good reason why carbon nanotubes have become so popular as a means of improving the thermal conductivity polymer composites.  Steel is cheap but has a relatively low thermal conductivity between 14 and 16 W/mK.  Aluminum is much higher around 220 W/mK.  Copper is even better around 400 W/mK.  Diamond has an impressive thermal conductivity of approximately 2000 W/mK.  But none are close to the thermal conductivity of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with a thermal conductivity of over 3,000 W/mK!

Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Nanotubes beats steel, aluminium, copper and even diamond!

 

To learn more about how to measure thermal conductivity  - click here.

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