Conducting composite using an immiscible polymer blend matrix

Cheah, K., Forsyth, M. and Simon, G. P. 1999, Conducting composite using an immiscible polymer blend matrix, Synthetic metals, vol. 102, no. 1-3, pp. 1232-1233.

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Title Conducting composite using an immiscible polymer blend matrix
Author(s) Cheah, K.
Forsyth, M.
Simon, G. P.
Journal name Synthetic metals
Volume number 102
Issue number 1-3
Start page 1232
End page 1233
Publisher Elsevier S.A.
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 1999-06
ISSN 0379-6779
Keyword(s) multiple percolation
conducting composites
carbon black
polyaniline
melt processing
Summary Carbon black (CB) fillers were used to study the feasibility of achieving multiple percolation using an immiscible (polar) polymer blend matrix. By tailoring the morphology of the insulating dual phase matrix it has been shown that the percolation threshold (Фc) can be reduced over single-phase matrices. Cocontinuity in the polymer matrix is important in reducing Фc by either preferentially isolating the conducting filler at the interface of the two phases or within one particular continuous phase of the matrix thereby forming a continuous conducting network within a continuous network (multiple percolation). Actual melt processing time has been found to influence the dispersion of the fillers and hence Фc. Polarity of the matrix as well as the processing method has also been found to influence the dispersion of the filler within the host polymer.
Language eng
Field of Research 039999 Chemical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1999, Elsevier Science S.A.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30030085

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