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Evaluation of high-thermal-conductivity graphite fibers for thermal management in electronics applications
Author(s): Jane W. Maclachlan Spicer; Dale W. Wilson; Robert Osiander; J. Thomas; Ben O. Oni
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Paper Abstract

High thermal conductivity carbon fibers are orthotropic, having significantly different properties in the longitudinal (650 - 1100 W/mK) and radial directions (15 - 50 W/mK). These fibers can function like thermal 'pipes' to directionally transport heat from one location to another. The potential of such high thermal conductivity materials to facilitate enhanced thermal management in miniaturized electronics systems used in space applications is considered. Visualization of heat flow using time-resolved infrared imaging and analysis of the capabilities of different fabricated structures for directing heat flow will be described.

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Date Published: 19 March 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3700, Thermosense XXI, (19 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.342322
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Jane W. Maclachlan Spicer, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Dale W. Wilson, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Robert Osiander, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
J. Thomas, Tuskegee Univ. (United States)
Ben O. Oni, Tuskegee Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3700:
Thermosense XXI
Dennis H. LeMieux; John R. Snell Jr., Editor(s)

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