|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 3:00 p.m.|
|PLACE:||Love Building, 109|
|TITLE:||INVESTIGATION OF PHONON TRANSPORT AND THERMAL BOUNDARY CONDUCTANCE AT THE INTERFACE OF FUNCTIONALIZED SWCNT AND POLY (ETHER-KETONE)|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Satish Kumar, Chair (ME)
Dr. Zhuomin Zhang (ME)
Dr. Satish Kumar (MSE)
The thermal and electrical applications of many polymers commonly used in commercial and defense applications are scarce due to their low conductivities. The fillers of carbon nano-structures such as single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in the polymer matrix can lead to significant improvement in the thermal and electrical properties of the resulting nano-composite. An exceptional improvement in the electrical and thermal conductivity of fibers made by poly (ether) ketone (PEK) grafted few walled carbon nanotube has been observed in the experiments. However, the thermal interaction of SWCNT and PEK molecules has not been understood yet.