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Electrical Properties of Conductive Nickel Powder-Epoxy Resin Composites

전도성 니켈분말-에폭시수지 복합체의 전기적 특성

  • Received : 2014.06.20
  • Accepted : 2014.06.25
  • Published : 2014.06.30

Abstract

The conductive polymer composites have attracted considerable attention in the field of industry due to their electrical properties. To understand electrical properties of the composites, their volume specific resistance was measured. Electrical conductivity results showed percolation phenomena. Percolation theories are frequently applied to describe the insulator-to-conductor transitions in the composites composed of conductive filler and insulating matrix. It was found that the percolation threshold strongly depends on the aspect ratio of filler particles. The critical concentration of percolation formed is defined as the percolation threshold. The purpose of this study was to examine electrical properties of the epoxy resins filled with nickel. The sample was prepared using vehicle such as epoxy resin replenished with nickel powder, and the evaluation on their practical use was performed in order to apply them to electric and electronic industry as well as general field. The volume specific resistance of epoxy resin composites was 4.666~13.074 when using nickel powder. Weight loss of the conductive composites took place at $350^{\circ}C{\sim}470^{\circ}C$.

Keywords

percolation theory;percolation threshold;epoxy resin;volume specific resistance;conductive polymer composites

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 부경대학교

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