3-D numerical simulation of AC electrical properties of short fiber composites

L. Flandin, M. Verdier, B. Boutherin, Y. Brechet, J. Y. Cavaillé

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The relation between microstructure and electrical properties of polymer reinforced by electrically conducting nanofibers is investigated using a RC type simulation. Real and imaginary parts of the conductivity vs. the frequency and the filler fraction are presented both for two- and three-dimensional systems. In the latter case, resistor and capacitor values are deduced from a random microstructure and the measured macroscopic properties of each component. These results are compared with experimental data obtained on a nanocomposite material composed of electrically conductive fillers dispersed in an insulating matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)805-814
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 1999
Externally publishedYes

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