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Micromachines 2014, 5(3), 756-765; doi:10.3390/mi5030756

Multifunctional Material Structures Based on Laser-Etched Carbon Nanotube Arrays

Information and Communications Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM), Université Catholique de Louvain, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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Received: 1 August 2014 / Revised: 10 September 2014 / Accepted: 12 September 2014 / Published: 22 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Laser Micro- and Nano- Processing)
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High-power electronics in the transportation and aerospace sectors need size and weight reduction. Multifunctional and multistructured materials are currently being developed to couple electromagnetic (EM) and thermal properties, i.e., shielding against electromagnetic impulsions, and thermal management across the thermal interface material (TIM). In this work, we investigate laser-machined patterned carbon nanotube (CNT) micro-brushes as an alternative to metallic structures for driving simultaneously EM and heat propagation. The thermal and electromagnetic response of the CNT array is expected to be sensitive to the micro-structured pattern etched in the CNT brush. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon nanotube micro-brushes; laser micro-machining; electromagnetic power management carbon nanotube micro-brushes; laser micro-machining; electromagnetic power management

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Emplit, A.; Tooten, E.; Xhurdebise, V.; Huynen, I. Multifunctional Material Structures Based on Laser-Etched Carbon Nanotube Arrays. Micromachines 2014, 5, 756-765.

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