Performance Evaluation of Thermal Interface Material for Space Applications
Thermal interface material is one of the many tools often used as part of the thermal control scheme for space-based applications. An experimental investigation was conducted to better understand the effect of graphite based thermal interface material under vacuum condition. The heat transfer ability of different interface materials was evaluated. Theoretical and experimental studies have yielded valuable data which provide an insight into the complexity of the problem and a better understanding for future development.
J. Gandhi and A. V. Pathak, "Performance Evaluation of Thermal Interface Material for Space Applications", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 135-141, 2012