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A Thermally Conductive Silastic Composite Based On A Hierarchical Framework Of Aligned Carbon Fibers-Carbon Nanotubes

Posted on:2019-01-24Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:T X JiFull Text:PDF
GTID:2381330596967006Subject:Materials science
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One-dimensional carbon structures are ideal fillers for improving the thermal conductivity(?)of flexible carbon/polymer composites.However,the aligned pathways usually result in anisotropic heat conduction.Here,a three-dimensional(3D)hierarchical framework is fabricated by electrostatic flocking,using aligned carbon fibers and vertically aligned carbon nanotubes(aligned CF-VACNTs).Theoretical simulations show that the anchoring of the VACNTs on the CFs improves the heat conduction of the composite in both the axial and the radial directions of the CFs,by absorbing and transferring heat from silastic(SI)matrix to CFs.The thermal conductivity in the through-thickness(?_?)and in-plane(?_?)directions of aligned carbon fiber-carbon nanotube/silastic(ACF-VACNT/SI)composite could be improved by optimizing the CF transfixion structure and the VACNT network,through the length and rank of VACNTs and the alignment of CF-VACNTs.ACF-VACNT/SI with 60?m in length and crisscross quadruple rows exhibits both a high?_?(7.51 W/mK)and a high?_?(3.72 W/mK),suggesting good heat transfer in both the two directions even under compression and bending.A thermochromic display device based on ACF-VACNT/SI confirms that the composite is suitable for application as thermal interface materials in wearable intelligent electronic devices.
Keywords/Search Tags:Carbon nanotubes and nanofibers, Polymer-matrix composites, Thermal conduction, Flexibility
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