How to test Thermally Conductive Materials?

Thermal Interface Materials (TIMS) ensure heat is conducted efficiently away from components by filling air gaps, and reducing interfacial thermal resistance between the TMS and heat generation or heat isolation of electrical components.

Knowing the thermal conductivity of both thermal interface materials and thermal insulating materials is key to being able to determine how well these materials will perform in an application. Our study showed that a different test method can lead to results that range up to 20%.

Discover our review of the best test methods for thermally conductive silicones in this white paper.


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