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Tailoring the electrical properties of carbon nanotube-polymer composites

Huang, YY and Terentjev, EM (2010) Tailoring the electrical properties of carbon nanotube-polymer composites. Advanced Functional Materials, 20. pp. 4062-4068. ISSN 1616-301X

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Abstract

Advances in functionality and reliability of nanocomposite materials require careful formulation of processing methods to ultimately realize the desired properties. An extensive study of how the variation in fabrication process would affect the mechanism of conductivity and thus the final electrical properties of the carbon nanotube-polymer composite is presented. Some of the most widely implemented procedures are addressed, such as ultrasonication, melt shear mixing, and addition of surfactants. It is hoped that this study could provide a systematic guide to selecting and designing the downstream processing of carbon nanocomposites. Finally, this guide is used to demonstrate the fabrication and performance of a stretchable (pliable) conductor that can reversibly undergo uniaxial strain of over 100%, and other key applications are discussed. © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon nanotubes composites conductivity dispersion polymers
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Biomechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:51
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:22
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201000861