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    • Keywords

       

      Carbon nanotube; nanocomposite; electrical effect; magnetic effect.

    • Abstract

       

      This article reports effects of alignment of embedded carbon nanotubes in a polycarbonate polymer matrix under magnetic, direct and alternating current electric fields on the electrical properties of the resulting nanocomposites. Composites consisting of different quantities of carbon nanotubes in a polycarbonate matrix have been prepared using a solution casting technique. The effects of field strength and nanotube concentration on the resulted network structure and conductivity of the composites were studied by in situ optical microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and four-point probe technique. The results showed that the composites prepared in the presence of field had better conductivity than those of as-prepared composites. It was also concluded that the application of alternating current electric field and magnetic field in this system led to the formation of relatively continuing networks while direct current electric field only prevented agglomeration of the carbon nanotubes in the polycarbonate matrix and created relatively uniform distribution of nanotubes in the matrix.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      M M Larijani1 E J Khamse2 Z Asadollahi1 M Asadi1

      1. Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute (NSTRI), Karaj, Iran
      2. Department of Science, Zanjan University, Zanjan, Iran
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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