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.
- 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
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
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.
Ayesha Kausar is currently serving School of Natural Sciences, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. She has previously worked with National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan and Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. She obtained her PhD from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan/KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology), Graduate School of EEWS, Daejeon, Republic of Korea. She also gained her Maters and M.Phil education from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Her current research interests include design, fabrication, characterization, and exploration of structure-property relationship and potential prospects of nanocomposite, polymeric nanocomposite, polymeric composite, and hybrid materials. Nanocomposite and hybrid materials having electrical conductivity behavior, flame retardancy, proton conductivity for PEMFCs, Li-ion electrode properties; photovoltaic features, water treatment potential, corrosion protection, biomedical, and aerospace relevance, etc. are among her notable research interests.