An undergraduate laboratory: The effect of nanoparticle microstructure on the electrical properties of polymer nanocomposites

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Conference Proceeding

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Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Mechanical Engineering Education


Recent research into the effect of nanoparticle organization on the electrical properties of nanocomposite films was used to create a hands-on laboratory for undergraduate education in nanomanufacturing. Students created two composites using solvent-based solution and polymer emulsion to show that a non-random microstructure can produce the required electrical conductivity with less added nanoparticles. Students evaluated the materials by 4-point probe and scanning electron microscopy. Copyright © 2006 by ASME.

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