Conductive Polymers

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Improving nanocomposite performance with graphene oxide and graphene nanosheets

Marya Raji, Hamid Essabir, Rachid Bouhfid, Abou el kacem Qaiss, and Denis Rodrigue
16 March 2017
A good dispersion of graphene nanoparticles and nanosheets in polyvinylidene fluoride, achieved by combining solution mixing and melt compounding, improves its mechanical and electrical properties.

Conductive polymer/silver- coated textile composites with antibacterial properties

Meryem Kalkan Erdoğan, Meral Karakışla, and Mehmet Saçak
13 February 2017
A composite made up of a conductive polymer, poly(!italic!o!/italic!-anisidine), and metallic silver particles imparts antibacterial activity and electrical conductivity when deposited on a nonwoven textile fabric.

Enhancing the electrical conductivity of incompatible polymer blends

Soumya Mondal and Dipak Khastgir
11 January 2017
A novel two-step mixing process is investigated, in which carbon black fillers are added to a nitrile butadiene rubber/ethylene propylene diene monomer mixture in different sequences.

Multiwalled carbon nanotubes for microwave heating of polymers

Begoña Galindo, Adolfo Benedito, and Enrique Giménez
20 July 2016
Efficient heating is achieved by optimizing the dispersion of microwave susceptor additives within a polypropylene matrix.

Effect of viscosity and processing parameters on the electrical conductivity of blends

Kejing Yu, Aboutaleb Ameli, Yasamin Kazemi, Sai Wang, and Chul B. Park
8 July 2016
An investigation into polypropylene/polystyrene blends shows thermodynamic factors to be more influential than kinetic ones in selectively localizing carbon nanotubes.

Simple method for fabrication of highly conductive natural rubber nanocomposites

Chunmei Zhang and Lih-Sheng Turng
17 May 2016
In a novel approach, graphene oxide/natural rubber nanocomposites are immersed in hydroiodic acid for in situ reduction of graphene oxide to graphene.

High-strain-rate testing of reinforced polyetherether ketone

Stuart Brown and Jorgen Bergstrom
6 April 2016
A variety of techniques are used to test and understand how fiber-filled thermoplastics behave when impacted or subjected to high rates of deformation.

Improving the electrical properties of polyamide nanocomposites

Laura Arboleda-Clemente, Ana Ares-Pernas, Xoán García, Sonia Dopico, and María José Abad
29 January 2016
Preferential localization of multiwall carbon nanotubes at the polyamide interface gives rise to a high aspect ratio that can be maintained after processing, even at low filler contents.

Improved electrical properties of poly(vinyl alcohol)-based nanofiber electrolytes

Murat Şimşek, Zakir M. O. Rzayev, Selim Acar, Bahtiyar Salamov, and Ulviya Bunyatova
28 January 2016
Multifunctional, chemically and physically reactive polymer blends are used as electrical conductive sites to fabricate self-assembled nanofiber structures.

Reducing the filler content of electrically conductive composites

Claudia Merlini, Guilherme M. O. Barra, Matthäus D. P. P. da Cunha, Sílvia D. A. S. Ramoa, Bluma G. Soares, and Alessandro Pegoretti
24 December 2015
Polypyrrole-coated peach palm fibers can be used within a polyurethane matrix to achieve a good level of electrical conductivity and high electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness.

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