Characterizing Thermal Conductivity of Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials are an exciting area of material science research and engineering. An individual carbon nanotube has an estimated thermal conductivity of over 1000 W/mK and a tensile strength many times larger than steel. Similar thermal conductivity values, in two dimensions, can be obtained with graphene nanoplatelets (GNP). Other nanoparticles have been engineered with complex shape-factors to introduce higher thermal conductivity enhancement in 3 dimensions. It is with good reason that researchers are focused on engineering nanoparticles in composites with a goal to enhance the ability of the composite to dissipate heat. Application areas are diverse, with a strong pull from the electronics and aerospace industries for materials that are electrically insulating but thermally conductive. This webinar focuses on how C-Therm’s Trident thermal conductivity analyzer can be used to evaluate the thermal properties of composite materials. Particular attention will be paid to anisotropic composite materials.

This webinar aired on July 16, 2020 @ 1:00PM GMT-3.

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