Conductive Polymers

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Improving electron transport and mechanical properties of polyaniline-based composites

Do Sung Huh and Chitragara Basavaraja
11 November 2015
Doping polyaniline with well-dispersed poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) increases the composite conductivity due to the increased mobility of charge carriers.

Low-cost, high-performance thermally conductive plastics

Chandra Raman, Bei Xiang, Anand Murugaiah, and Allison Howard
9 October 2015
Surface treatments and boron nitride-based mixed filler formulations are used to address property and cost challenges.

Explaining electrical resistivity effects in electro-conductive polymer composites

Eun-Soo Park
5 October 2015
Morphological analysis of saponified carbon-black-filled semi-crystalline polymers provides a new theory for positive and negative temperature coefficient phenomena.

High-surface-area and high-porosity conductive nanostructures

João Paulo Santos, Aline Bruna da Silva, Uttandaraman Sundararaj, and Rosario Elida Suman Bretas
12 June 2015
Anchoring multiwalled carbon nanotubes to polymeric nanofibers produces conductive nanostructures with high surface area and high porosity.

A step toward lightweight, high-performance supercapacitors

HaoTian Harvey Shi and Hani E. Naguib
5 June 2015
A new lightweight, electrically conductive polymer nanocomposite may prove suitable for current-collector applications in supercapacitors.

Electromagnetic shielding with conductive polymer composite materials

Richard Fox, Mark Barger, and Vijay Wani
14 May 2015
Conductive polymer fillers can be used in shielding structures for electronic devices, but have associated challenges related to processing techniques.

Foam injection molding enhances the electrical conductivity of nanocomposites

Amir Ameli, Chul Park, and Petra Pötschke
29 April 2015
Adding foam to polypropylene/carbon nanotube composites increases electrical conductivity by more than six orders of magnitude while decreasing density.

Hollow-core photonic crystal fibers for high-power, ultrafast lasers

Clara Saraceno, Florian Emaury, Andreas Diebold, Cinia Schriber, Ursula Keller, Benoit Debord, Frederic Gerome, Fetah Benabid, and Thomas Südmeyer
20 April 2015
Combining Kagome lattice hollow-core photonic crystal fibers with ultrafast lasers enables transmission and pulse compression with high energy and high average power.

Predicting the electrical properties of conductive composites

Rafael Guntzel Arenhart, Guilherme Mariz de Oliveira Barra, and Celso Peres Fernandes
12 February 2015
A numerical method that takes into account the size variability of particles enables better prediction of the electrical conductivity of insulating composites filled with conductive particles.

Green composites based on poly(butylene) succinate

Dimitrios Bikiaris and Zoi Terzopoulou
17 November 2014
Reinforcing poly(butylene succinate) with hemp fibers and shives enhances the biodegradation rate.