Electrical Conductivity in Polymer-Based Composites

Electrical Conductivity in Polymer-Based Composites

Experiments, Modelling, and Applications

1st Edition - November 30, 2018

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  • Authors: Reza Taherian, Ayesha Kausar
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128125410
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128125427

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Electrical Conductivity in Polymer-Based Composites: Experiments, Modelling and Applications offers detailed information on all aspects of conductive composites. These composites offer many benefits in comparison to traditional conductive materials, and have a broad range of applications, including electronic packaging, capacitors, thermistors, fuel cell devices, dielectrics, piezoelectric functions and ferroelectric memories. Sections cover the theory of electrical conductivity and the different categories of conductive composites, describing percolation threshold, tunneling effect and other phenomena in the field. Subsequent chapters present thorough coverage of the key phases in the development and use of conductive composites, including manufacturing methods, external parameters, applications, modelling and testing methods.This is an essential source of information for materials scientists and engineers working in the fields of polymer technology, processing and engineering, enabling them to improve manufacture and testing methods, and to benefit fully from applications. The book also provides industrial and academic researchers with a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of conductive composites and related issues.

Key Features

  • Explains the methods used in the manufacture and testing of conductive composites, and in the modeling of electrical conductivity
  • Contains specialized information on the full range of applications for conductive composites, including conductive adhesives or pastes
  • Brings scientists, engineers and researchers up-to-date with the latest advances in the field


Materials scientists and engineers in the fields of polymer technology, processing, and engineering, in industrial research and academia

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. The Theory of Electrical Conductivity
    3. Conductive Composites
    4. Manufacturing Methods of Conductive Composites
    5. The External Fields in Conductive Composites
    6. The Applications of Conductive Composites
    7. The Modelling of Electrical Conductivity in Composites
    8. Testing Methods of Conductive Composites

Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2018
  • Published: November 30, 2018
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128125410
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128125427

About the Authors

Reza Taherian

Reza Taherian is an Assistant Professor in Materials in the Department of Mechanic Engineering at Shahrood University, Iran. His experience includes Manufacturing polymer based composites, developing a high accuracy apparatus for determining the electrical conductivity in polymer based composites and semiconductors, manufacturing polymer/carbon composites for different layers of PEM fuel cells, and modelling of electrical conductivity in composites.

Affiliations and Expertise

Shahrood University, Iran

Ayesha Kausar

Ayesha Kausar currently works for the National Centre for Physics in Islamabad, Pakistan. She was previously affiliated with Quaid-i-Azam University and the National University of Sciences and Technology, both in Islamabad, Pakistan. She obtained her PhD from Quaid-i-Azam University and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea. Dr. Kausar’s current research interests include the design, fabrication, characterization, and exploration of structure-property relationships and potential prospects of nanocomposites, polymeric nanocomposites, polymeric composites, polymeric nanoparticles, polymer dots, nanocarbon materials (graphene and derivatives, carbon nanotube, nano-diamond, carbon nano-onion, carbon nano-coil, carbon nanobelt, carbon nano-disk, carbon dot, and other nanocarbons), hybrid materials, eco-friendly materials, nanocomposite nanofibers, and nanofoam architectures. Consideration of morphological, mechanical, thermal, electrical, anticorrosion, barrier, flame retardant, radiation shielding, biomedical, and other essential materials properties for aerospace, automotive, fuel cell membranes, Li-ion battery electrodes, electronics, sensors, solar cells, water treatment, gas separation, textiles, energy production and storage devices, biomaterials, and other technical relevance are among her notable research concerns.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan

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