Influence of the Filler’s Size on the Percolation Behavior in the Polyethylene Glycol/Carbon Nanotubes System

Authors E.A. Lysenkov1 , V.V. Klepko2 , Yu.V. Yakovlev2

1 Mykolayiv National University named after V.O.Sukhomlynskiy, 24, Nikolska Str., 54030 Mykolayiv, Ukraine

2 Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry NAS of Ukraine, 48, Kharkivske Ave., 02160 Kyiv, Ukraine

Issue Volume 7, Year 2015, Number 1
Dates Received 02 September 2015; published online 25 March 2015
Citation E.A. Lysenkov, V.V. Klepko, Yu.V. Yakovlev, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 7 No 1, 01031 (2015)
PACS Number(s) 73.63.Fg, 74.50. + r
Keywords Percolation behavior, Polymer nanocomposites, Conductivity (43) , Aggregation, Carbon nanotubes (14) .
Annotation The research of electric properties of the systems based on polyethylene glycol and carbon nanotubes (CNT) near-by the percolation threshold is done using the method of impedance spectroscopy. It is set that the percolation threshold for these systems substantially depends on the sizes of nanotubes. It is discovered that with the increase in the CNT diameter, the percolation threshold is increased. The dispersion parameters of nanotubes were calculated using theoretical model. The results of calculations and microphotographs testify to the high level of CNТ aggregates in the polymer nanocomposites based on polyethylene glycol.

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