Thermally conductive polymeric composites incorporating 3D MWCNT/PEDOT: PSS scaffolds

Cai Wan Chang-Jian, Er Chieh Cho, Kuen Chan Lee, Jen Hsien Huang, Po Yu Chen, Bo Cheng Ho, Yu Sheng Hsiao

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Although several types of stabilizers have been investigated recently to disperse carbon nanotubes (CNTs), the most common of them are thermal insulators that increase the thermal resistance and hinder the heat conduction across the CNT junctions. In this study, we dispersed multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) using the conducting polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) as a functional surfactant. Upon sonication, PEDOT:PSS covered the surfaces of the MWCNTs, thereby preventing their π-stacking and increasing their dispersion. Moreover, PEDOT:PSS acted as a thermally conductive bridge that connected the MWCNTs and decreased their thermal resistance. We employed a freeze-drying method to prepare MWCNT/PEDOT:PSS composites with hierarchical microstructures. After introducing polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) into the MWCNT/PEDOT:PSS foam, the thermal conductivity of the MWCNT/PEDOT:PSS and PDMS composite reached 1.16 W/mK—over 550% higher than that of pure PDMS. These results suggest that such PDMS composites might be useful as thermal interface materials for thermal management in electronic and photonic applications.
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期刊Composites Part B: Engineering
出版狀態已發佈 - 3月 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 陶瓷和複合材料
  • 材料力學
  • 機械工業
  • 工業與製造工程


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