Chapter 19. Nanocomposites of Polymers Made Conductive by Nanofillers

  1. Ali Eftekhari
  1. Haiping Hong1,
  2. Dustin Thomas1,
  3. Mark Horton1,
  4. Yijiang Lu2,
  5. Jing Li2,
  6. Pauline Smith3 and
  7. Walter Roy3

Published Online: 6 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661338.ch19

Nanostructured Conductive Polymers

Nanostructured Conductive Polymers

How to Cite

Hong, H., Thomas, D., Horton, M., Lu, Y., Li, J., Smith, P. and Roy, W. (2010) Nanocomposites of Polymers Made Conductive by Nanofillers, in Nanostructured Conductive Polymers (ed A. Eftekhari), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661338.ch19

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, Ohio Institute of Technology, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Material and Metallurgical Engineering, South Dakota, School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD, USA

  2. 2

    Nanotechnology Branch, NASA Ames Research Center, CA, USA

  3. 3

    Army Research Lab, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745854

Online ISBN: 9780470661338



  • nanocomposites of polymers - made conductive by nanofillers;
  • nanofillers, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) - and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs);
  • carbon nanotube fillers, single-wall, multiwall, and double-wall;
  • nanocomposites (nanotube greases) - thermal and electrical properties;
  • thermal conductivities of grease, water and water/grease mixtures;
  • stress ramp test for three CNT greases;
  • consistency coefficient and power law index - for CNT-grease sample;
  • experimental yield stress;
  • nanocomposites (nanotube greases) - with magnetically sensitive nanoparticles;
  • nanofillers as thickening agents - in polyalphaolefin oils, for creating nanocomposites


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Experimental

  • Results and Discussion

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References