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A New Kind of Polymer Heat Conductor

Author: Steven J. Stanek
by Steven J. Stanek
Posted: Jun 13, 2018
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Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new kind of plastic material. The polymer thermal conductor, rather than insulating heat, dispels it and functioned as a heat conductor. The new plastic is malleable, lightweight, and capable of conducting about ten times as much heat as most commercial polymers.

Lengthy monomer chains create the polymers. Usually, such chains wind up snarled in a sphere, which traps heat conductors. Engineers remained determined to solve this issue and, for years, experimented with an assortment of polymer conductors, but none were successful. Then they began to consider whether a scattering polymer would work.

The engineers started using oxidative chemical vapor disposition (oCVD), which developed into a rigid polymer chain and not the usual ball of tangled strands. The oxidant was flowed into a chamber with a vapor of monomers. The unit oxidized and formed polymers and the engineers then fabricated large-scale samples (about the size of a thumbprint).

The polymer samples performed remarkably. They conducted heat at roughly 2 watts per meter per kelvin. Such was roughly ten times faster than conventional polymers. The engineering team plans to conduct more research and also experimenting with how the new material could possibly work with electronics and other products.

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Steven J. Stanek usually writes articles and blogs related to industrial Mechanism and Products, In this article he writes about high density plastics and high density polymers. He has been vehemently writing articles for

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Steven J. Stanek usually writes articles and blogs related to industrial Mechanism and Products, In this article he writes about radiation shielding.

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