Two general types of thermal interface materials – gels (or dispensable gap fillers) and gap filler pads – are used by design engineers for displacing air voids and ensuring proper heat transfer, and each has distinct advantages depending on the application.
- Heat transfer fundamentals refresher
- Intro to gap filler pads and gels
- Pads vs. gels – understanding key differences
- Conclusion and recommendations
This white paper analyzes and draws conclusions about key performance and manufacturability characteristics in both gap pads and new advances in gels.