Posted by Bert Menkveld on December 26, 2003, 2:16 pm
An interesting idea. Has anyone actually tried this? It seems to me you
would need quite a large proportion of metal in the silicone to
significantly increase the overall thermal conductivity.
Mixing up all this messey stuff, and then trying to put it back in a tube
for easy dispensing.... Doesn't sound easy.
Posted by N. Thornton on December 27, 2003, 11:53 am
"Bert Menkveld" <bertATreentronicsDOTcom> wrote in message
Admittedly I dont know the thermal conductivity figures involved, but
I would have thought Cu would conduct far better than silicone. If you
model the compound as a network of resistors youre putting very low Rs
all over the place in the resisting silicone. 50% Cu should
dramatically improve it.
Do it in a jar, easy. Mix with a stick. Chemists / pharmacists have
been doing it this way for centuries.