The development of efficient methods and processes for heat dissipation and cooling of electronic components like semiconductors, circuit boards, or systems is a permanent topic. The trend to continuous minimization of electronic parts leads to concentrating the electrical energy on even smaller areas or volumes and therefore to increased requirements for a more effective thermal management.
The operating temperature strongly influences the lifetime of high-performance electronic devices. In order to maximize the lifetime, thermal management solutions e.g. heat sinks become key. Heat sinks are passive heat exchangers that effectively dissipate the heat generated by an electronic component or a mechanical device. Conventional heat sinks are usually made of aluminum or copper. For demanding applications with very high power loss, graphite fins, made from SIGRATHERM flexible graphite, can be used to increase the performance of the heat sink. Due to the outstanding thermal conductivity of expanded graphite, heat can be distributed effectively und therefore local hot spots can be avoided. By using expanded graphite, the weight of the heat sink can be reduced significantly: expanded graphite weighs 75% less than copper and 25% less than aluminum.
The broad portfolio of SIGRATHERM graphite materials offers many more intelligent thermal management solutions. Our SIGRATHERM GFG graphite powders are powerful conductive additives for many polymers and SIGRATHERM graphite foil can e. g. also replace conventional heat-conducting pastes as an interface material. The excellent compressibility of flexible graphite foil produced from expanded natural graphite enables an optimized form fit and eliminates air inclusions.
Matched to your specific requirements, we identify the best solution from our broad range of materials for thermal management.
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Brochures, technical data and information sheets on our products for high-temperature and thermal management applications can be found in our SIGRATHERM Download Center.