Author Archive for Baratunde A. Cola

Towards Reproducible ASTM D5470 Measurements at Lower Cost

February 28th, 2014

Baratunde A. Cola Georgia Institute of Technology INTRODUCTION  ASTM D5470 (updated to ASTM D5470-12 in 2012) [1] remains an industry standard for characterizing thermal interface materials (TIMs) despite some drawbacks. Ultimately, a TIM must be…read more

Carbon Nanotubes as High Performance Thermal Interface Materials

April 30th, 2010

Introduction Because of substantial increases in the power density of electronic packages over the past few decades, thermal interface resistance can comprise more than 50% of the total thermal resistance in current high-power packages [1].…read more