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Influence of temperature on the electrical properties of conductive polymer composites

Michael Jones Silva, Paulo Vinicius Rebeque, Alex Otávio Sanches, José Antônio Malmonge, Haroldo Naoyuki Nagashima, and Darcy Hiroe Fujii Kanda
Incorporation of carbon black nanofillers into castor oil polyurethane improves the electrical conductivity of the materials, through a thermally activated process.

Recent Articles

Microcellular polypropylene films with good piezoelectric properties

Denis Rodrigue and Abolfazi Mohebbi
13 February 2018
Microcellular polypropylene films can be used to produce piezoelectric materials with improved properties, capacitance, and stored energy capacity.

Fabrication of buckypaper via a resin infiltration technique

Zaheen Ullah Khan
6 February 2018
Polymer nanocomposite papers produced through a novel approach exhibit high flexibility, improved thermal stability, and easy processability, and can thus be used in a variety of technical applications.

Rheology of polyacrylamide/layered double hydroxide nanocomposites

N'guadi Blaise Allou and Rajib Lochan Goswamee
30 January 2018
The viscoelastic properties and stability of hybrid gels, synthesized via in situ polymerization, are improved upon addition of magnesium-aluminum layered double hydroxide.

Examining foaming technology for long-fiber-reinforced polypropylene composites

Ying-Guo Zhou
23 January 2018
Novel injection molding technology can reduce the level of fiber breakage during processing and the degree of fiber alignment along the flow direction.

Transient modeling of viscosity

Amir Moshe
16 January 2018
The viscoelastic behavior of polymer melt is a significant factor during rheological characterization and should be taken into account during analysis and viscosity modeling.

High-modulus biocomposites based on short wood fibers and acrylic resin

Emmanuel Akpan, Bernd Wetzel, and Klaus Friedrich
9 January 2018
Replacing natural fiber mats with short wood fibers in acrylic resin biocomposites reduces the associated production cost and cycle time.

Factors influencing the electromagnetic shielding of polymer/carbon composites

Claudia Merlini, Alessandro Pegoretti, Patricia Cristine Vargas, Tairan F. da Cunha, Sílvia D.A.S. Ramôa, Guilherme M. O. Barra, and Bluma G. Soares
2 January 2018
The electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness of polymer composites filled with nanostructured carbon materials depends on electrical conductivity, morphology, aspect ratio, and filler dispersion.

Structure-property relationships of 3D-printed carbon nanotube/polymer composites

Huseini S. Patanwala and Anson W. K. Ma
26 December 2017
A dimensionless volumetric flow rate is found to be a critical parameter for understanding the microstructure and subsequent mechanical properties of 3D-printed composites.

UV-induced changes to the structure of polycarbonate

Sanboh Lee and Julie P. Harmon
19 December 2017
Experiments reveal that acetone absorption induces crystallinity in polycarbonate and that the irradiated samples exhibit enhanced solvent crystallization.

Aerogel-reinforced polymer nanocomposites

Saeed Salimian and Ali Zadhoush
12 December 2017
Carbon aerogels are lightweight, mesoporus, solid-state materials that can be used to reinforce composites and to enhance their thermal and mechanical properties.