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A Numerical Resistor Network Model for the Determination of Electrical Properties of Nanocomposites
This thesis introduces a comprehensive numerical model for the determination of the electrical properties of carbon nanotube reinforced polymer composites. Procedures of this model are based on a new spanning network ...
Numerical Modeling, Determination, and Characterization of Electrical Properties of Nanocomposites
A numerical model is presented for the determination of the electrical properties of carbon nanotube-based composites. The model incorporates several experimentally-based statistical distributions to account for the ...
Atomic-scale investigation of polydiacetylene nanowires by scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy
Nanowires comprised of polydiacetylene, a conjugated polymer, have been analyzed at the nanoscale using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy. STM analysis shows that these nanowires exhibit unique electronic ...
Safe formulations of polyethylene and polypropylene: Exploring non-estrogenic antioxidants
Estrogenic chemicals originating in plastics materials are known to play a causative role in many health problems we face such as cancer, infertility, precocious puberty, and obesity. They have been linked to diabetes, ...
Processing and evaluation of a carbon fiber/epoxy composite reinforced in the interlaminar region with carbon nanotubes and nanofibers
This study demonstrates that introducing Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and Vapor Grown Carbon Fibers (VGCFs) into the interlaminar region of a carbon fiber/epoxy composite can enhance the resistance to delamination of the material. ...