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Investigators at Institute of Polymer Science Describe Findings in Composite Materials

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- A new study on Composite Materials is now available. According to news originating from Madrid, Spain, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "In this paper, the electrical and dielectric properties of epoxy composites containing multi walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are investigated by means of direct and alternate current measurements and correlated with the internal composite microstructure."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Institute of Polymer Science, "A systematically study on the role of different nanotube network structures produced by varying the processing parameters: sonication time and curing temperature is performed. The percolation behavior of the produced composites is studied and the correlation between carbon nanotube networks induced by processing and the final properties is analyzed."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "An equivalent electrical circuit is proposed as a model to describe the dielectric property behavior due to different multi-scale composite microstructure and the interaction between tubes-tubes and tubes-matrix."

For more information on this research see: Toward the microstructure-properties relationship in MWCNT/epoxy composites: Percolation behavior and dielectric spectroscopy. Composites Science and Technology, 2014;96():38-46. Composites Science and Technology can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier -; Composites Science and Technology -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M. Monti, CSIC, Inst Polymer Sci & Technol, E-28006 Madrid, Spain. Additional authors for this research include I. Armentano, G. Faiella, V. Antonucci, J.M. Kenny, L. Torre and M. Giordano.

Keywords for this news article include: Spain, Madrid, Europe, Composite Materials

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