The influence of the thermal contact resistance on the thermal behavior of copper-carbon composites

E. Neubauer, I. Smid, S. Chotikaprakhan, D. Dietzel, B. K. Bein, G. Korb

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Abstract

Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) based on copper with carbon fibers or carbon based reinforcements exhibit a high potential for applications as heat sink materials. From theoretical considerations the thermal properties can be tailored by a simple variation of the volume fraction of the reinforcement. An additional parameter of importance in the copper-carbon system is the thermal contact resistance (TCR). By avariation of the TCR the whole range between an insulating interface and a perfect heat transfer can be simulated in theoretical calculations. The realization of the desired experimental values for the TCR, however, is not an easy task. By using a simplified model system, consisting of a copper coating on a carbon substrate, a first attempt has been done to determine the experimental values of the TCR in this material combination by the help of photothermal methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials - 2005, Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, PowderMet 2005
Pages16-26
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, PowderMet 2005 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Jun 19 2005Jun 23 2005

Publication series

NameAdvances in Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials - 2005, Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, PowderMet 2005

Other

Other2005 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, PowderMet 2005
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period6/19/056/23/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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    Neubauer, E., Smid, I., Chotikaprakhan, S., Dietzel, D., Bein, B. K., & Korb, G. (2005). The influence of the thermal contact resistance on the thermal behavior of copper-carbon composites. In Advances in Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials - 2005, Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, PowderMet 2005 (pp. 16-26). (Advances in Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials - 2005, Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, PowderMet 2005).