Today at Berkeley Lab

NGLS Seminar Tomorrow on Graphitic Foams and Thermal Management

As part of the Next Generation Light Source (NGLS) seminar series, James Klett of Oakridge Lab will present at talk on “Graphitic Foams for Advanced Thermal Management” tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Building 15-253. A novel material, high thermal conductivity pitch-based graphite foam, has been developed and patented at Oakridge, which exhibits a thermal conductivity 30% higher than aluminum alloys at 1/4th their weight. Klett will discuss its unique properties, as well as many applications, including two NASA satellites currently orbiting the moon.