I-V characteristics and electro-mechanical response of different carbon black/epoxy composites

Ji, Xiaoyong and Li, Hui and Hui, David and Hsiao, Kuang-Ting and Ou, Jinping and Lau, Alan K. T. (2010) I-V characteristics and electro-mechanical response of different carbon black/epoxy composites. Composites Part B: Engineering, 41 (1). pp. 25-32. ISSN 1359-8368


I–V characteristics and electro-mechanical response of carbon black (CB)/epoxy composites were studied
experimentally. Two types of CB were used in the experiment, they were: sprayed CB and conductive CB
particles. During the experiment, it was found that the I–V characteristics of the composites and their
electro-mechanical response were greatly affected by the particle size of CB as well as their dispersion
properties. The epoxy containing sprayed CB with the diameter of 123 nm composites gave predicted
relationships, in terms of I–V characteristics and strain/electrical resistivity once they were subjected
to a compressive load. The electrical breakdown assumption incorporated in the DC circuit model is proposed
in this paper to interpret the response of the composites with different types of CB particles.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2011 01:27
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2014 03:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: polymer-matrix composites (PMCs); smart materials; electrical properties; electron microscopy
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2009.05.001
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18918

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