Influence of thermo-rheological history on electrical and rheological properties of polymer–carbon nanotube composites
I. Alig, D. Lellinger and T. Skipa, German Polymer Institute, Germany
Electrical conductivity and mechanical properties of carbon nanotube (CNT)–polymer composites depend greatly on the structure of the filler network. Therefore, knowledge of the relation between thermo-rheological history and the structure of the filler network in the polymer matrix is of great scientific and industrial interest. This chapter reviews the knowledge on the relation between filler history created by the processing conditions, the structure of the nanotube network and the resulting composite properties. An overview of model ...