As summer comes to an end, we bring you our final post in our Hot Summer Blog Series exploring Thermal Interface Materials. In this post we briefly look at heat spreaders. A heat spreader is a heat exchanger that moves heat between a heat source and a secondary heat exchanger whose surface area and geometry are more favorable than the source. Heat spreaders conduct heat in the x,y and z axes which spreads the heat to a larger surface area.
Their ultra-thin profiles are ideal for today’s small electronics designs that lack space required for other conventional heat transfer materials. High adhesive conductive PSA coats the heat spreader, providing a strong bond to the heat source optimizing the heat transfer.
Marian has the capabilities to provide custom shapes suitable for complex designs.
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