Figures of merit for electrically conductive polymer composites

J. C. Grunlan, W. W. Gerberich, L. F. Francis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

In an effort to determine the optimal balance of electrical and mechanical performance for electrically conductive polymer composites, three figures of merit were evaluated. All three figures of merit displayed peaks and/or discontinuities at a particular filler loading. These loadings appear to correspond to the critical pigment volume concentration for a given system. Composite systems based upon latex as the matrix starting material showed peaks in the figures of merit at very low carbon black concentrations (10 vol%), while composites prepared with polymer solutions or melts had peaks above 20 vol% carbon black. These differences in behaviour are attributed to differences in microstructural evolution that occur with filler loading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
EditorsA.I. Nakatani, R.P. Hjelm, M. Gerspacher, R. Krishnamoorti
Volume661
StatePublished - 2001
EventFilled and Nanocomposite Polymer Materials - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2000Nov 30 2000

Other

OtherFilled and Nanocomposite Polymer Materials
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period11/27/0011/30/00

Fingerprint

Soot
Carbon black
Fillers
Polymers
Polymer melts
Microstructural evolution
Latex
Composite materials
Polymer solutions
Latexes
Pigments
Large scale systems

Cite this

Grunlan, J. C., Gerberich, W. W., & Francis, L. F. (2001). Figures of merit for electrically conductive polymer composites. In A. I. Nakatani, R. P. Hjelm, M. Gerspacher, & R. Krishnamoorti (Eds.), Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings (Vol. 661)

Figures of merit for electrically conductive polymer composites. / Grunlan, J. C.; Gerberich, W. W.; Francis, L. F.

Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. ed. / A.I. Nakatani; R.P. Hjelm; M. Gerspacher; R. Krishnamoorti. Vol. 661 2001.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Grunlan, JC, Gerberich, WW & Francis, LF 2001, Figures of merit for electrically conductive polymer composites. in AI Nakatani, RP Hjelm, M Gerspacher & R Krishnamoorti (eds), Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. vol. 661, Filled and Nanocomposite Polymer Materials, Boston, MA, United States, 11/27/00.
Grunlan JC, Gerberich WW, Francis LF. Figures of merit for electrically conductive polymer composites. In Nakatani AI, Hjelm RP, Gerspacher M, Krishnamoorti R, editors, Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. Vol. 661. 2001
Grunlan, J. C. ; Gerberich, W. W. ; Francis, L. F. / Figures of merit for electrically conductive polymer composites. Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings. editor / A.I. Nakatani ; R.P. Hjelm ; M. Gerspacher ; R. Krishnamoorti. Vol. 661 2001.
@inproceedings{21dffe43b38c4f7196369ea5dea69997,
title = "Figures of merit for electrically conductive polymer composites",
abstract = "In an effort to determine the optimal balance of electrical and mechanical performance for electrically conductive polymer composites, three figures of merit were evaluated. All three figures of merit displayed peaks and/or discontinuities at a particular filler loading. These loadings appear to correspond to the critical pigment volume concentration for a given system. Composite systems based upon latex as the matrix starting material showed peaks in the figures of merit at very low carbon black concentrations (10 vol{\%}), while composites prepared with polymer solutions or melts had peaks above 20 vol{\%} carbon black. These differences in behaviour are attributed to differences in microstructural evolution that occur with filler loading.",
author = "Grunlan, {J. C.} and Gerberich, {W. W.} and Francis, {L. F.}",
year = "2001",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "661",
editor = "A.I. Nakatani and R.P. Hjelm and M. Gerspacher and R. Krishnamoorti",
booktitle = "Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Figures of merit for electrically conductive polymer composites

AU - Grunlan, J. C.

AU - Gerberich, W. W.

AU - Francis, L. F.

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - In an effort to determine the optimal balance of electrical and mechanical performance for electrically conductive polymer composites, three figures of merit were evaluated. All three figures of merit displayed peaks and/or discontinuities at a particular filler loading. These loadings appear to correspond to the critical pigment volume concentration for a given system. Composite systems based upon latex as the matrix starting material showed peaks in the figures of merit at very low carbon black concentrations (10 vol%), while composites prepared with polymer solutions or melts had peaks above 20 vol% carbon black. These differences in behaviour are attributed to differences in microstructural evolution that occur with filler loading.

AB - In an effort to determine the optimal balance of electrical and mechanical performance for electrically conductive polymer composites, three figures of merit were evaluated. All three figures of merit displayed peaks and/or discontinuities at a particular filler loading. These loadings appear to correspond to the critical pigment volume concentration for a given system. Composite systems based upon latex as the matrix starting material showed peaks in the figures of merit at very low carbon black concentrations (10 vol%), while composites prepared with polymer solutions or melts had peaks above 20 vol% carbon black. These differences in behaviour are attributed to differences in microstructural evolution that occur with filler loading.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0034823705&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0034823705&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

VL - 661

BT - Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings

A2 - Nakatani, A.I.

A2 - Hjelm, R.P.

A2 - Gerspacher, M.

A2 - Krishnamoorti, R.

ER -