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Thermal conductivity of hybrid filled HDPE nanocomposites

 
: Müller, M.T.; Krause, B.; Kretzschmar, B.; Jahn, I.; Pötschke, P.

Society of Plastics Engineers -SPE-:
EUROTEC 2011. Conference Proceedings. CD-ROM : Barcelona, Spain, 14.-15.11.2011
Barcelona, 2011
EUROTEC Conference <2011, Barcelona>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IAP ()

Abstract
In this study composite materials based on highdensity polyethylene (HDPE) with fillers containing nanostructures were prepared using melt mixing. Vapour Grown Carbon Fibers (VGCF), multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) of the types Baytubes® C150P and NanocylTM NC7000, anthracite powder, microsilica, organoclay and expanded graphite (EG) as well as mixtures of these fillers were used. The amount and mixing ratios of the hybrid filled systems have been varied to determine the effect on the achievable level of thermal conductivity as measured on pressed plates. The filler dispersion and phase adhesion were studied using scanning electron microscopy. When limiting the maximum filler content to 10 wt%, the highest enhancement in thermal conductivity by 166% was found for VGCF followed by a 1:1 filler combination of VGCF with EG (148%).

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