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Thermal properties of pitch-derived graphite foam

Gaies, D. and Faber, K. T. (2002) Thermal properties of pitch-derived graphite foam. Carbon, 40 (7). pp. 1137-1140. ISSN 0008-6223. doi:10.1016/S0008-6223(02)00099-4.

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Graphite foams make potentially desirable engineering materials because of their high thermal conductivity coupled with their low density. Compared to conventional thermal management materials, such as copper and aluminum, graphite foams have specific thermal conductivity values up to five times higher. A high specific thermal conductivity combined with relatively high specific strength make graphite foam an attractive material for use in thermal management applications. Other properties of graphite foam, such as a relatively low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), make the material dimensionally stable, and thus, well suited to thermal applications.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 2002 Elsevier. Received 6 September 2001; accepted 1 February 2002. Funding for this work was provided by Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL. We also acknowledge Sarah Harvey and the Advanced Materials Technology Division of Caterpillar Inc. for assistance and support of this work.
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Subject Keywords:Graphite; Mesophase pitch; Chemical vapor infiltration; X-ray diffraction; Thermal conductivity
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Official Citation:D. Gaies, K.T. Faber, Thermal properties of pitch-derived graphite foam, Carbon, Volume 40, Issue 7, June 2002, Pages 1137-1140, ISSN 0008-6223, (
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