The authors thank the Avery Dennison Corporation for financial support of this work. A special thanks is also paid to Alicia Thompson and John Currulli, of the Center for Electron Microscopy (CEMMA) at the University of Southern California, for assistance with TEM sample preparation and imaging.
Water-Based Single-Walled-Nanotube-Filled Polymer Composite with an Exceptionally Low Percolation Threshold†
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2004
Copyright © 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 150–153, January, 2004
How to Cite
Grunlan, J. C., Mehrabi, A. R., Bannon, M. V. and Bahr, J. L. (2004), Water-Based Single-Walled-Nanotube-Filled Polymer Composite with an Exceptionally Low Percolation Threshold. Adv. Mater., 16: 150–153. doi: 10.1002/adma.200305409
- Issue published online: 29 JAN 2004
- Article first published online: 29 JAN 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 NOV 2003
- Manuscript Received: 16 MAY 2003
- Carbon nanotubes, single-walled;
- Composite materials, polymer;
An emulsion polymer (i.e., latex) has been used as the polymer matrix starting material in order to lower the percolation threshold of single-walled-carbon-nanotube (SWNT)-filled polymer composites (e.g., see Figure). A percolation threshold below 0.04 wt.-% SWNT is achieved. This composite system offers the potential for conductive polymers that are relatively inexpensive, mechanically robust, environmentally stable, and easy to process.