The ability of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to reinforce and enhance the electrical conductivity of polymer matrices is a function of both the aspect ratio and surface chemistry of the CNTs. Hitherto, due to the variability in MWCNT synthesis methods it has not been possible to study the effect of MWCNT aspect ratio and functionality on polymer composite properties. This paper was the first to report the correlation between MWCNT aspect ratio and functionality on the formation of electrical and rheological percolated networks. Furthermore, the fundamental ballistic conductance of MWCNTs made using arc discharge and chemical vapour deposition techniques was reported.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
McClory, C., McNally, T., Baxendale, M., Potschke, P., Blau, W., & Ruether, M. (2010). Electrical and rheological percolation of PMMA/MWCNT nanocomposites as a function of CNT geometry and functionality. European Polymer Journal, 46(5), 854-868. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2010.02.009