We propose for a PhD position to study how to tailor thermal conductivity of polymers controlling their structure, their order, the orientation of polymer chains and their crystallinity. Controlled organization in polymers will be exploited as such or in combination with conductive (nano)fillers to obtain efficient heat transfer materials. For this purpose, we will consider different polymers aiming at obtaining controlled organizations and superior conductivity in both thin films and bulk materials. The robustness of thermal conductivity measurements on films will be also tested.

Publié le 15/04/2018