Thermal Interface Materials (TIM): Thermal Conductivity Testing

TIM Application

Characterization of the thermal performance of thermal interface materials (TIM) used in electronics packaging can be critical to maintaining reliable performance, especially with the rapidly increasing heat dissipation requirements of each new generation of electronic components.
To make routine measurements on TIM’s faster – without the impact of contact resistance, you can rely on Light- or Laser-Flash Methods (ASTM E1461)

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How to measure the Thermal Resistance and Thermal Conductivity of Heat Transfer Materials (TIMs) with LFA

Heat must be dissipated from electronic devices quickly and efficiently to ensure optimal performance and to prevent premature component failure. Like CPUs and GPUs, LED inverters as well as photovoltaic inverters require excellent thermal management. Thermal interface materials (TIMs) are available as greases, tapes, filled elastomer pads and phase-change materials.

By Robert Campbell

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How to Test the Efficiency and Purity of Silicon Wafers

Silicon-based technologies have always played a significant role within the energy industry. They currently dominate the solar energy market with a market share of over 90 percent.
In addition, the continual improvements being made to silicon (e.g., through silicon crystal growth techniques and enhancements to purity, efficiency, etc.) are securing its strong position within the energy industry over the near future.

By Dr. André Lindemann and Dr. Ekkehard Post

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Schaum-Keramik in Großserie

Keramische Schäume haben das Potenzial den Spagat zwischen den mannigfaltigen Anforderungen an Hochtemperatur-Isolation zu schlagen. Aus dieser Motivation gelang es Morgan Advanced Materials Haldenwanger GmbH ein kostengünstiges und großseriengeeignetes Verfahren zur Herstellung von Schaum-Keramik zu entwickeln. Auf dem Weg zur Großserie half die NETZSCH-Software KINETICS NEO.

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Optimize the Curing of Composites with Kinetics Neo

BLACKS Composites SRL and NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing made the next milestone in its already proven Partnership: Improving the curing of a CFRP bike rim with a simultaneous drastic reduction of the cycle time during cross-linkage. The bike rim was processed through hand lay-up technology and a subsequent autoclave curing. Saving cycle time with a better curing is not possible? It is! Based on the data of a differential scanning calorimeter and the simulation software Kinetics Neo, the cycle time was reduced by 46% compared to the cure cycle suggested by the material data sheet. Additionally, a higher degree of cure could be achieved to meet the target curing and avoiding overheating effects of the product.

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NETZSCH and Swinburne partner in world-first Industry 4.0 composite product Testlab.

Selb – A new research partnership between NETZSCH Analyzing and Testing and the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia will see NETZSCH’s unique in-mould cure monitoring technology implemented in Swinburne’s Industry 4.0 carbon-fibre composite product Testlab. The facility, to be located in Melbourne’s East will be the world’s first industrial scale carbon-fibre composite manufacturing facility using a 3D printed “multilayer” approach.

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