Thermal transport in graphene-polymer nanocomposites

Wang, Mingchao, Galpaya, Dilini, Lai, Zheng Bo, Xu, Yanan, & Yan, Cheng (2013) Thermal transport in graphene-polymer nanocomposites. In Fourth International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering [Proceedings of SPIE, 8793], SPIE - Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers , Gold Coast, Qld, pp. 1-6.

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Graphene-polymer nanocomposites have attracted considerable attention due to their unique properties, such as high thermal conductivity (~3000 W mK-1), mechanical stiffness (~ 1 TPa) and electronic transport properties. Relatively, the thermal performance of graphene-polymer composites has not been well investigated. The major technical challenge is to understand the interfacial thermal transport between graphene nanofiller and polymer matrix at small material length scale. To this end, we conducted molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the thermal transport in graphene-polyethylene nanocomposite. The influence of functionalization with hydrocarbon chains on the interfacial thermal conductivity was studied, taking into account of the effects of model size and thermal conductivity of graphene. The results are considered to contribute to development of new graphene-polymer nanocomposites with tailored thermal properties.

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ID Code: 61397
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Graphene, Functionalization, Nanocomposite, Interface, Thermal transport
DOI: 10.1117/12.2026748
ISBN: 9780819496300
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200) > Composite and Hybrid Materials (091202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation (091307)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2013 00:43
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2013 10:31

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