High Thermal Conductivity Materials

  • Subhash L. Shindé
  • Jitendra S. Goela

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Donald T. Morelli, Glen A. Slack
    Pages 37-68
  3. Yizhang Yang, Sadegh M. Sadeghipour, Wenjun Liu, Mehdi Asheghi, Maxat Touzelbaev
    Pages 69-118
  4. J.S. Goela, N.E. Brese, L.E. Burns, M.A. Pickering
    Pages 167-198
  5. Young-Kyun Kwon, Philip Kim
    Pages 227-265
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-271

About this book


Thermal management has become a ‘hot’ field in recent years due to a need to obtain high performance levels in many devices used in such diverse areas as space science, mainframe and desktop computers, optoelectronics and even Formula One racing cars! Thermal solutions require not just taking care of very high thermal flux, but also ‘hot spots’, where the flux densities can exceed 200 W/cm2.

High thermal conductivity materials play an important role in addressing thermal management issues. This volume provides readers a basic understanding of the thermal conduction mechanisms in these materials and discusses how the thermal conductivity may be related to their crystal structures as well as microstructures developed as a result of their processing history. The techniques for accurate measurement of these properties on large as well as small scales have been reviewed. Detailed information on the thermal conductivity of diverse materials including aluminum nitride (AlN), silicon carbide (SiC), diamond, as well as carbon nanotubes has been presented. The emphasis is on developing basic understanding of the inter-relationships between thermal conductivity and processing such that the readers can conduct their own research in this exciting field of high thermal conductivity materials. Engineers and scientists involved in addressing thermal management issues in a broad spectrum of industries should find this book a valuable resource in their work.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Subhash L. Shindé
    • 1
  • Jitendra S. Goela
    • 2
  1. 1.Sandia National LabsAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Rohm and Haas Advanced MaterialsWoburnUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-22021-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-25100-4
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