Boron nitride microsphere/epoxy composites with enhanced thermal conductivity
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AbstractAs modern electronics are developed towards miniaturisation, high-degree integration and intelligentisation, a large amount of heat will be generated during the operation of devices. How to efficiently remove needless heat is becoming more and more crucial for the lifetime and performance of electronic devices. Many efforts have been made to improve the thermal conductivity of polymer composites, which is an important component of electronics. Herein, the authors report on preparation of boron nitride micosphere/epoxy composites. The cross-plane thermal conductivity of the resultant composites is up to 1.03 Wm ‒1 K ‒1 . This is attributed to the thermally conductive network formed by the peeled hexagonal boron nitride flakes. Thanks to the superior thermal stability of boron nitride micosphere, the boron nitride micosphere/epoxy composite shows a decreased coefficient of thermal expansion (53.47 ppm/K) and an increased glass transition temperature (147.2°C) compared with the pure epoxy resin. In addition, the boron nitride micosphere/epoxy composite exhibits a lower dielectric constant compared with that of the hexagonal boron nitride/epoxy composite. This strategy can potentially pave the way for the design and fabrication of materials with high cross-plane thermal conductivity and lower dielectric properties.
All Author(s) ListJ. J. Sun, D. Wang, Y. M. Yao, X. L. Zeng, G. R. Pan, Y. Huang, J. T. Hu, R. Sun, J. B. Xu, C. P. Wong
Journal nameHigh Voltage
Volume Number2
Issue Number3
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Pages147 - 153
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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