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Keywords : carbon black

Electrical And Thermal Properties Of Epoxy Resin Filled With Carbon Black

Waffa Abdul Kazem; Najat j. Salah; Adnan A. Abdul Razak

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2009, Volume 27, Issue 11, Pages 2223-2232

Thermal and electrical conductivity of an insulating polymer can be achieved by
dispersing conducting particles (e.g., metal, carbon black) in the polymer. The resulting materials
are referred to as conducting polymer composites. Electrical and thermal properties of epoxycarbon
black composites were studied in this work. The weight fraction of the carbon blacks
ranged from 0.0 up to 20 wt % with the epoxy resin. By discharging a high voltage through the
composite it was found that the resistivity of the composite decreased. Epoxy-carbon black
composites show significant differences from the neat epoxy resin measured in the frequency
range. Conductivity percolation threshold was found when carbon blacks is added in the range of
1 and 2 wt%. It was found that the epoxy/ carbon black composites have better thermal properties
than the neat epoxy.