This work was partly supported by the EU Specific Targeted Research Project DESYGN-IT (No NMP4-CT-2004-505626).
Observation of Percolation-like Scaling – Far from the Percolation Threshold – in High Volume Fraction, High Conductivity Polymer-Nanotube Composite Films†
Article first published online: 23 NOV 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 24, pages 4443–4447, December, 2007
How to Cite
Blighe, F. M., Hernandez, Y. R., Blau, W. J. and Coleman, J. N. (2007), Observation of Percolation-like Scaling – Far from the Percolation Threshold – in High Volume Fraction, High Conductivity Polymer-Nanotube Composite Films. Adv. Mater., 19: 4443–4447. doi: 10.1002/adma.200602912
- Issue published online: 11 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 23 NOV 2007
- Manuscript Received: 20 DEC 2006
- EU Specific Targeted Research Project DESYGN-IT. Grant Number: NMP4-CT-2004-505626
- Carbon nanotubes;
- Conducting polymers;
- Polymer nanocomposites
We describe the fabrication of extremely high mass fraction polymer-nanotube composites displaying very high conductivity. Contrary to general expectations, the conductivity displays percolation-like scaling for all mass fractions from 22 % right up to 100 %. These are among the most conductive composites ever demonstrated.