Runyan, M. C. and Jones, W. C. (2008) Thermal conductivity of thermally-isolating polymeric and composite structural support materials between 0.3 and 4 K. Cryogenics, 48 (9-10). pp. 448-454. ISSN 0011-2275 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:RUNcryo08
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We present measurements of the low-temperature thermal conductivity of a number of polymeric and composite materials from 0.3 to 4 K. The materials measured are Vespel SP-1, Vespel SP-22, unfilled PEEK, 30% carbon fiber-filled PEEK, 30% glass-filled PEEK, carbon fiber Graphlite composite rod, Torlon 4301, G-10/FR-4 fiberglass, pultruded fiberglass composite, Macor ceramic, and graphite rod. These materials have moderate to high elastic moduli making them useful for thermally-isolating structural supports.
|Additional Information:||© 2008 Elsevier Ltd. Received 24 May 2008. Received in revised form 10 June 2008. Accepted 11 June 2008. This work was supported under the SPIDER project by NASA Grant No. NNX07AL64G. The authors wish to thank Justin Lazear for his assistance with thermometer cross-calibration, Mike Zemcov for pointing us to Poco Graphite, and Warren Holmes for useful discussions.|
|Subject Keywords:||thermal conductivity; polymers; composites; structural materials|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||11 May 2009 20:51|
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