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Polymers 2018, 10(11), 1201; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10111201

Graphene-Based Thermal Interface Materials: An Application-Oriented Perspective on Architecture Design

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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
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Key Laboratory of Marine Materials and Related Technologies, Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Marine Materials and Protective Technologies, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201, China
These authors contribute equally to this work.
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Received: 12 October 2018 / Revised: 23 October 2018 / Accepted: 23 October 2018 / Published: 27 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Conducting Polymers)
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Abstract

With the increasing power density of electrical and electronic devices, there has been an urgent demand for the development of thermal interface materials (TIMs) with high through-plane thermal conductivity for handling the issue of thermal management. Graphene exhibited significant potential for the development of TIMs, due to its ultra-high intrinsic thermal conductivity. In this perspective, we introduce three state-of-the-art graphene-based TIMs, including dispersed graphene/polymers, graphene framework/polymers and inorganic graphene-based monoliths. The advantages and limitations of them were discussed from an application point of view. In addition, possible strategies and future research directions in the development of high-performance graphene-based TIMs are also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene; thermal interface materials; application-orientation graphene; thermal interface materials; application-orientation
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Lv, L.; Dai, W.; Li, A.; Lin, C.-T. Graphene-Based Thermal Interface Materials: An Application-Oriented Perspective on Architecture Design. Polymers 2018, 10, 1201.

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