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Three-dimensional Electrical Property Mapping with Nanometer Resolution

Authors

  • Alexander Alekseev,

    1. Dutch Polymer Institute Eindhoven University of Technology 5600 AX Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    2. Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry Eindhoven University of Technology 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    3. NT-MDT Co 124460 Moscow (Russia)
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  • Anton Efimov,

    1. Laboratory of Bionanotechnology V.I. Shumakov Federal Research Center of Transplantology and Artificial Organs Moscow (Russia)
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  • Kangbo Lu,

    1. Dutch Polymer Institute Eindhoven University of Technology 5600 AX Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    2. Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry Eindhoven University of Technology 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    3. Soft-Matter CryoTEM Research Unit Eindhoven University of Technology 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • Joachim Loos

    Corresponding author
    1. Dutch Polymer Institute Eindhoven University of Technology 5600 AX Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    2. Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry Eindhoven University of Technology 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    3. Soft-Matter CryoTEM Research Unit Eindhoven University of Technology 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    4. Laboratory of Polymer Technology Eindhoven University of Technology 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    • Dutch Polymer Institute Eindhoven University of Technology 5600 AX Eindhoven (The Netherlands).
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Abstract

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The conductivity behavior of MWCNT networks within the volume of polymer nanocomposite samples is analyzed with nanometer resolution in all three dimensions. It is demonstrated that close to but above the percolation threshold for electrical conduction most of the MWCNTs do not contribute to the conductive network within the nanocomposite.

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