Enhancement of thermal and electrical properties of carbon nanotube polymer composites by magnetic field processing

E. S. Choi, J. S. Brooks, D. L. Eaton, M. S. Al-Haik, M. Y. Hussaini, H. Garmestani, D. Li, K. Dahmen

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Abstract

A report on the enhancement of thermal and electrical properties of carbon nanotube (CNT) polymer composites by magnetic field processing was presented. The cooperative alignment of nanotubes in the host-polymer system was the main reason for the enhancement of electric and thermal conductivities. It was suggested that the electrical transport properties of the composites are influenced by the hopping conduction with localization lengths comparable to bundle diameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6034-6039
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume94
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Choi, E. S., Brooks, J. S., Eaton, D. L., Al-Haik, M. S., Hussaini, M. Y., Garmestani, H., Li, D., & Dahmen, K. (2003). Enhancement of thermal and electrical properties of carbon nanotube polymer composites by magnetic field processing. Journal of Applied Physics, 94(9), 6034-6039. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1616638