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High-Performance Liquid Metal Thermal Interface Materials
Keywords: Liquid Metal Thermal Interface Materials, TIMs, High Performance
Liquid metal as a thermal interface material (TIM) has been used and evaluated for a number of years. Liquid metals have high thermal conductivity and exhibit low interfacial resistance in contact with most materials which make them attractive as a potential TIM. However, in most applications, the challenges associated with pump-out and moisture sensitivity have limited their use. Until recently, there have been relatively few innovations in liquid metals to overcome those shortcomings. This poster will review the main challenges associated with using a liquid metal as a TIM as well as a number of material and process innovations to overcome those challenges.
Tim Jensen,
Indium Corporation
, NY

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