A thermally conductive, pitch based foam composite having a particulate content. The particulate alters the mechanical characteristics of the foam without severely degrading the foam thermal conductivity. The composite is formed by mixing the particulate with pitch prior to foaming.
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The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract No. DE-AC05-960R22464 between the United States Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.