Polyhedral oligosilsesquioxane-modified boron nitride nanotube based epoxy nanocomposites : An ideal dielectric material with high thermal conductivity

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Xingyi Huang
  • Pingkai Jiang
  • Dmitri Golberg
  • Yoshio Bando
  • Toshikatsu Tanaka

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1824-1831
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume23
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2013

Abstract

Dielectric polymer composites with high thermal conductivity are very promising for microelectronic packaging and thermal management application in new energy systems such as solar cells and light emitting diodes (LEDs). However, a well-known paradox is that conventional composites with high thermal conductivity usually suffer from the high dielectric constant and high dielectric loss, while on the other hand, composite materials with excellent dielectric properties usually possess low thermal conductivity. In this work, an ideal dielectric thermally conductive epoxy nanocomposite is successfully fabricated using polyhedral oligosilsesquioxane (POSS) functionalized boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) as fillers. The nanocomposites with 30 wt% fraction of POSS modified BNNTs exhibit much lower dielectric constant, dielectric loss tangent, and coefficient of thermal expansion in comparison with the pure epoxy resin. As an example, below 100 Hz, the dielectric loss of the nanocomposites with 20 and 30 wt% BNNTs is reduced by one order of magnitude in comparison with the pure epoxy resin. Moreover, the nanocomposites show a dramatic thermal conductivity enhancement of 1360% in comparison with the pristine epoxy resin at a BNNT loading fraction of 30 wt%. The merits of the designed composites are suggested to originate from the excellent intrinsic properties of embedded BNNTs, effective surface modification by POSS molecules, and carefully developed composite preparation methods. An ideal, dielectric, thermally conductive epoxy nanocomposite is successfully fabricated using polyhedral oligosilsesquioxane (POSS) functionalized boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) as fillers. Compared with the pure epoxy resin, the nanocomposites with POSS modified BNNTs not only exhibit much lower dielectric constant and dielectric loss tangent but also have high thermal conductivity and a low coefficient of thermal expansion Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Research Area(s)

  • boron nitride nanotubes, low dielectric constant, low dielectric loss, nanocomposites, thermal conductivity

Citation Format(s)

Polyhedral oligosilsesquioxane-modified boron nitride nanotube based epoxy nanocomposites : An ideal dielectric material with high thermal conductivity. / Huang, Xingyi; Zhi, Chunyi; Jiang, Pingkai; Golberg, Dmitri; Bando, Yoshio; Tanaka, Toshikatsu.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 23, No. 14, 12.04.2013, p. 1824-1831.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal