The effect of the temperature on the electrical resistivity of polymer nanocomposites with carbon nanotube (CNT) and graphene nanoplatelets (GNP) fillers was investigated. A three-dimensional (3D) continuum Monte Carlo (MC) model was developed to first form percolation networks. A 3D resistor network was subsequently created to evaluate the nanocomposite electrical properties. The effect of temperature on the electrical resistivity of nanocomposites was thus investigated. Other aspects such as polymer tunneling and filler resistivities were considered as well. The presented comprehensive modeling approach is aimed at providing a better understanding of the electrical resistivity behavior of polymer nanocomposites in conjunction with experimental works.
Effect of Temperature on Electrical Resistivity of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Nanoplatelets Nanocomposites
Manuscript received June 30, 2014; final manuscript received February 27, 2015; published online April 2, 2015. Assoc. Editor: Debjyoti Banerjee.
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Oskouyi, A. B., Sundararaj, U., and Mertiny, P. (November 1, 2014). "Effect of Temperature on Electrical Resistivity of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Nanoplatelets Nanocomposites." ASME. J. Nanotechnol. Eng. Med. November 2014; 5(4): 044501. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4030018
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