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Coatings 2018, 8(2), 63; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings8020063

Recent Advances in Graphene-Based Free-Standing Films for Thermal Management: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

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School of Materials and Energy, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 611731, China
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School of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
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Received: 20 January 2018 / Revised: 1 February 2018 / Accepted: 4 February 2018 / Published: 7 February 2018
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Thermal management in microelectronic devices has become a crucial issue as the devices are more and more integrated into micro-devices. Recently, free-standing graphene films (GFs) with outstanding thermal conductivity, superb mechanical strength, and low bulk density, have been regarded as promising materials for heat dissipation and for use as thermal interfacial materials in microelectronic devices. Recent studies on free-standing GFs obtained via various approaches are reviewed here. Special attention is paid to their synthesis method, thermal conductivity, and potential applications. In addition, the most important factors that affect the thermal conductivity are outlined and discussed. The scope is to provide a clear overview that researchers can adopt when fabricating GFs with improved thermal conductivity and a large area for industrial applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene; free-standing films; thermal conductivity; thermal management graphene; free-standing films; thermal conductivity; thermal management
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Gong, F.; Li, H.; Wang, W.; Xia, D.; Liu, Q.; Papavassiliou, D.V.; Xu, Z. Recent Advances in Graphene-Based Free-Standing Films for Thermal Management: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications. Coatings 2018, 8, 63.

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