Synthetic diamond is an ideal material for a range of thermal management applications, and has a thermal conductivity four times higher than copper. In addition, the material is an electric insulator. The build-up of heat can destroy delicate circuitry or severely impair performance in all types of electronic and electrical applications.
One of the first applications of synthetic diamond was as a heat sink for sensitive electronic components used in the telecommunications industry. Since then Element Six has developed a range of polycrystalline diamond and synthetic diamond composite materials that can be used in thermal management applications.
Diafilm 200 is a diamond thermal material that can offer thermal conductivity in excess of 2000W/mK. This novel, top-end grade of CVD diamond material caters for advanced users that work with high power, or high power density devices, and require extreme performance for their thermal packaging needs.
SCD Thermal combines synthetic diamond particles with silicon carbide to create a range of low cost materials that have excellent thermal and mechanical properties, making them ideal for use in the thermal management of electronic systems.