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thermal interface material (cooling) (TIM)

A thermal or thermally conductive interlayer, Thermal Interface Material(TIM), is used to transfer heat from electronic components and assemblies. TIM material can be used in thin thermally conductive fabrics, in thermally conductive foils, in graphite foils, in phase change material and in other thermal foils

TIM materials dissipate heat from hot hot spots to the surrounding environment, ensuring reliable stable operation of electrical devices and components. The thermal material is used as an alternative to thermal pastes between the heat source and the heat sink to improve thermal conductivity. It can be thin thermal plates with a thickness of only 0.1 mm to 0.5 mm. The thermal conductivity values reach values of up to 16 W/mK.

Thermally conductive foils from Fujipoly

Thermally conductive foils from Fujipoly

Thermal intermediates come in a wide variety of types and forms. As thermal grease, TIM material is used in the electrical industry, where it provides heat dissipation in thin bond lines with high thermal conductivity. In addition, such intermediate materials are used in thermal printers and in various other applications. Thermal adhesive can be used in a similar way to thermal grease, but also offers greater mechanical stability. In addition, there is thermal joint filler, which cures, and there is thermal tape, which is glued on.

Englisch: thermal interface material (cooling) - TIM
Updated at: 10.02.2021
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Links: traffic indication message (802.11) (TIM), phase change material (PCM), operation, conductivity, arsenic (As)
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