The effect of organic-inorganic interfaces on the thermal conductivity of composite materials was studied by evaluating thermal conductive resistance at the organic-inorganic interfaces experimentally. Polymer layers were sandwiched between thin ceramic plates to produce multilayer stacked samples. Through the comparison between the thermal conductivities of the multilayer stacked materials and those of single component materials for both polymers and ceramics, the thermal resistance at the interface between a polymer and a ceramic plate was evaluated. The results suggest that the contribution of thermal resistance becomes significant for actual composite materials because of the increase in the number of interfaces. The results also demonstrate that organic modifications of an inorganic surface could effectively reduce interfacial thermal resistance. The control of interfaces seems to be effective for improving the thermal conduction property of composite materials.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)