Enhancement of thermal conductivity in polymer composites by maximizing surface-contact area of polymer-filler interface

  title={Enhancement of thermal conductivity in polymer composites by maximizing surface-contact area of polymer-filler interface},
  author={Vijendra Kumar and Abhishek Kumar Barnwal and Rajesh Kumar Shukla and Jyoti Shakya},
  journal={Journal of Polymer Engineering},
  pages={703 - 713}
Abstract In this article we discuss in detail the effective approaches to enhance the thermal conductivity in polymer composites. Numerical simulations show that maximizing interfacial area between filler and polymer enhances very significantly the effective thermal conductivity in composites. We show that among the different geometries thermal conductivity is high for those geometries for which the ratio of surface-area to volume is high. For fillers of a particular geometry, by maximizing its… 



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