Design and realization of characterization demonstrator to investigate thermal performance of vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes TIM for avionics and aerospace applications
Paper in proceeding, 2017

In the joint project SMARTHERM the applicability of vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNT) is main subject of interest. Target is the implementation of a VACNT layer as functional thermal interface material into an RF package to prove this promising technology's feasibility. This paper presents the approach the SMARTHERM consortium has taken so far. Beginning with a general motivation why to engage in this topic, the approach and the chosen demonstrator design are introduced. One focus lies on the description of the demonstrator and its components alongside with a comprehensive view into the assembling as main challenge. The choice of measurement techniques is discussed and the measures of success are defined. Finally, the results are presented, discussed and concluded and an outlook is provided how the findings influence further approaches in the project.


Mohammad Abo Ras

Berliner Nanotest und Design

Tobias Von Essen

Berliner Nanotest und Design

Julien Fortel

Thales Group

Pranav Panchal

Berliner Nanotest und Design

Laurent Divay

Thales Group

Ana Borta-Boyon

Thales Group

Daniel May

Berliner Nanotest und Design

Technische Universität Chemnitz

Christian Chandra Darmawan

SHT Smart High-Tech

Majid Kabiri Samani

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems

Bernhard Wunderle

Technische Universität Chemnitz

Afshin Ziaei

Thales Group

THERMINIC 2017 - 23rd International Workshop on Thermal Investigations of ICs and Systems

Vol. 2017-January 1-6
9781538619285 (ISBN)

23rd International Workshop on Thermal Investigations of ICs and Systems, THERMINIC 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands,

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