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Electrical Transport Behavior in Phenolic Resin-based Composites Doped with Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 February 2011

Renato Amaral Minamisawa
Affiliation:, Center for Irradiation of Materials, Physics, PO box 1447, Normal, AL, 35762, United States, (256) 3725856
Bopha Chhay
Affiliation:, Alabama A&M University, Physics, Center for Irradiation of Materials, PO box 1447, Normal, AL, 35762, United States
Daryush ILA
Affiliation:, Alabama A&M University, Physics, Center for Irradiation of Materials, PO box 1447, Normal, AL, 35762, United States
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The reported electromagnetic properties of carbon nanotubes (CNT) make them a promising material for nanoelectronic applications [1,2]. Addition of CNT has recently been shown to enhance mechanical properties of phenolic-resin polymers [3]. We are attempting to control the electrical transport behavior of phenolic-based polymers doped with CNT as a function of the different nanopowder concentration added to the polymer. In that regard, we developed a technique to obtain a material with homogenous dispersion of nanopowders, an important factor that influences the transport behavior. The chemical structure characterization was also evaluated using optical techniques.

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