Most smartphone users swipe and tap their way from app to app, navigating their mini mobile computing world with ease. Very few think about the technology beneath their screens that conducts heat away from internal electronic components and batteries.
Graphene is one of the most thermally conductive materials in the world. Thermal conductivity can be an important tool for controlling waste heat in a range of applications including electronics, industrial equipment, aviation, and automotive.
Because graphene’s thermal conductivity is inherently anisotropic; it can vary depending on graphene platelet orientation. Angstron has the capability to successfully align graphene platelets to achieve significant thermal conductivity in a range of forms including pastes, coatings, and solid articles like sheets, plastics, and rubbers. Key applications for graphene’s thermal properties include:
- As a filler, graphene provides very high thermal conductivity (10 W/m-K and higher) along with the benefits of chemically inert particles, metal-free formulation, and stable materials cost. Angstron’s thermal pastes that are ideal for use in electronics as a thermal interface material.
ANG Thermal Foil
- Angstron’s thermal foil products can be used for electronics cooling and “hot spot” reduction for electronics housings and as a heat spreader. Best in class thermal conductivity of up to 1,700 W/m-K allows extremely efficient thermal management in complex applications with challenging temperature, weight and volume requirements. These foils can also be customized to meet the needs of current and future generation electronics.
- Angstron can formulate thermally conductive graphene nanocomposites to customers’ polymer and property specifications for applications like LED housings, electronics housings and heat sinks.
Paints & Coatings
- Graphene provides several benefits as a paint and coating additive. In addition to barrier properties, graphene can impart electrical conductivity and increase thermal conductivity; often ideal for heat exchangers and similar devices.
Contact Us to learn more about how graphene can be used for your thermal management application!