Conductive Polymers

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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.

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.