Loic Constantine's "The Copper Garden" wins most stunning in 2019 Nano Art Competition- NEW!

The demand to develop new materials for thermal management is crucial to nuclear, microelectronic and aerospace applications. Creating a composite material consisting of two highly thermal conductive elements, such as copper (Cu) and carbon (C), may fulfill these unmet needs. However, the lack of chemical affinity between Cu and C presents a major challenge. To resolve this issue, we coated carbon fibers (CFs) with titanium via an innovative molten salt process. The titanium layer creates chemical bonds between the Cu and CFs, which facilitates heat transfer in the final composite materials.  https://ncmn.unl.edu/nano-art  



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