: Received: 15 August 2018 / Approved: 16 August 2018 / Online: 16 August 2018 (14:34:18 CEST)
: Received: 23 October 2018 / Approved: 25 October 2018 / Online: 25 October 2018 (10:33:13 CEST)
Silver functionalized graphene nanosheets (GNS) and multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) composites with excellent thermal properties were developed to meet the requirements of thermal management. The effects of composites on interfacial structure and properties of the composites were identiﬁed, and the microstructures and properties of the composites were studied as a function of the volume fraction of fillers. An ultrahigh thermal conductivity of 12.3 W/mK for polymer matrix composites was obtained, which is an approximate enhancement by 69.1 times compared with that of the polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) matrix. Moreover, these composites showed more competitive thermal conductivities compared with those of untreated fillers/PVA composites applied to the desktop central processing unit, making these composites a high-performance alternative to be used for thermal management.
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