Measurements of Aluminum-Annealed Pyrolytic Graphite Composite Baseplates with Improved Thermal Conductivity
Keywords:Thermal management, Annealed pyrolytic graphite, Heat sink, Thermal conductivity, Composite baseplates
Annealed pyrolytic graphite (APG) is a material with thermal conductivity of about 1500 W/(m·K). This property may enable the usage of APG’s thermal potential to develop highly thermally conductive composites for devices requiring effective thermal management. In this paper, APG has been encapsulated in aluminum by brazing, and the thermal properties of Al-APG composite baseplates were measured. The results show that the thermal conductivity of the Al-APG composite baseplates is about 620 W/(m·K), which is four times higher than the pure aluminum plate (152 W/(m·K)).
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