Enhancement of conductivity for PET matrix reinforced with carbon nanotubes

S. H. Shiau, C. Y. Kuo, C. Gau, C. W. Liu, C. H. Lin

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Abstract

The carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were reinforced with Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) matrix resins to improve the electrical, thermal and mechanical properties of CNTs/PET composites in different contents of 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.25, 1.5 wt%. The powder material of PET and CNTs were first blended and then hot-pressed to form film specimen. The organizations and microstructures of the composites were studied with scanning electron microscope (SEM), the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). The electrical resistivity of the composites was measured and was found to reduce rapidly when the contents of CNTs increase from 0 to 0.75%. The rate of reduction decreases as the contents of CNTs is greater than 0.75%. Temperature effect on the resistivity experiments indicates that the resistivity of the composites is not governed by CNTs, but the polymer materials between neighboring MWCNTs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 6th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE-NANO 2006
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages677-680
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1424400783, 9781424400782
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2006 6th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE-NANO 2006 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: 2006 Jun 172006 Jun 20

Publication series

Name2006 6th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE-NANO 2006
Volume2

Other

Other2006 6th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE-NANO 2006
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period06-06-1706-06-20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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