Enhancing Electrical and Thermal Properties of Al6061 Parts by Electrophoresis Deposition of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Juan Rodríguez-Salinas, Marla B. Hernández, Luis Gerardo Cruz, Oscar Martínez-Romero, Nicolás A. Ulloa-Castillo, Alex Elías-Zúñiga
2020 Coatings  
The present research work focuses on depositing multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) onto aluminum parts to modify their electrical and thermal properties by an electrodeposition process (EDP). This film coated over the sample surface creates a network of high conductive thin layer that promotes free electron flow and heat-loss reduction. Experimental measurements on the metallic surface part show an increment of the electrical conductivity of 9.6% for the sample coated with 0.05 mg/mL of
more » ... h 0.05 mg/mL of MWCNTs with a heat dissipation increase of 36%.
doi:10.3390/coatings10070656 fatcat:uqltkdj4tzfr5lc2hsncdkavuq