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Re: Silicone heat transfer properties

At 15:48 -0400 7/16/97, Robin B <rbp at cruzio_com> wrote:

>This is a bit of undisciplined info: in the area of electronics silicone
>is used to attach heat sinks to electronic equipment (transistors)
>because of its superior heat transfer properties. I have used this
>technique in other applications and have had "superior" results.

You are talking aboout heatsink compound. It contains aluminum oxide
powder, which is an excellent thermal conductor, in a binder of silicone
oil. The oil is primaraly a binder, and the thermal conduction is provided
by the aluminum oxide.