Thermal Properties of the Hybrid Graphene-Metal Nano-Micro-Composites: Applications in Thermal Interface Materials

  title={Thermal Properties of the Hybrid Graphene-Metal Nano-Micro-Composites: Applications in Thermal Interface Materials},
  author={Vivek K. Goyal and Alexander A. Balandin},
  journal={arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics},
  • V. GoyalA. Balandin
  • Published 2 February 2012
  • Physics, Engineering
  • arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics
The authors report on synthesis and thermal properties of the electrically-conductive thermal interface materials with the hybrid graphene-metal particle fillers. The thermal conductivity of resulting composites was increased by ~500% in a temperature range from 300 K to 400 K at a small graphene loading fraction of 5-vol.-%. The unusually strong enhancement of thermal properties was attributed to the high intrinsic thermal conductivity of graphene, strong graphene coupling to matrix materials… 

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