Thermal expansion and thermal conductivity of glass-fibre reinforced nylon at low temperature

Year: 2000

Authors: Barucci M., Bianchini G., Del Rosso T., Gottardi E., Peroni I., Ventura G.

Autors Affiliation: Department of Physics, Univ. Florence, Via L P., Firenze, Italy; CNR-IROE, Florence, Italy; CNR-IMGC, Turin, Italy

Abstract: We measured the expansion coefficient of glass-fibre reinforced nylon as a function of temperature between 4.2 and 300 K. The linear thermal expansion is about half that of unfilled nylon throughout the temperatures investigated. The thermal conductivity in the 0.2-5 K temperature range is very close to that of unfilled nylon and can be represented by the fit curve k = 2.42×10-5 T1.77.

Journal/Review: CRYOGENICS (GUILDF.)

Volume: 40 (7)      Pages from: 465  to: 467

KeyWords: Glass fiber reinforced plastics; Nylon polymers; Thermal conductivity of solids; Thermal expansion, Glass-fiber reinforced nylon, Cryogenics
DOI: 10.1016/S0011-2275(00)00067-9