skip to primary navigationskip to content

New electro-structural effect observed in CNT fibres

last modified Jul 16, 2014 03:08 PM
"Electric Field-Modulated Non-Ohmic Behavior of Carbon Nanotube Fibers in Polar Liquids" - A new paper by J. Terrones, J. A. Elliott, J. J. Vilatela, and A. H. Windle.
New electro-structural effect observed in CNT fibres

Paper's Graphical Abstract

This article, published in ACS Nano, discusses how electric fields modify the internal bundle structure of carbon nanotube yarn-like fibres and how this structural re-arrangement results in a change in electrical conductivity.

ABSTRACT: We report a previously unseen non-Ohmic effect in which the resistivity of carbon nanotube fibers immersed in polar liquids is modulated by the applied electric field. This behavior depends on the surface energy, dielectric constant, and viscosity of the immersion media. Supported by synchrotron SAXS and impedance spectroscopy, we propose a model in which the gap distance, and thus the conductance, of capacitive interbundle junctions is controlled by the applied field.

Link to paper:

RSS Feed Latest news

Congratulations to Dr Chunlei Pei

Mar 31, 2017

Dr Chunlei Pei wins a Young Researcher Prize for an oral presentation at the UK Particle Technology forum held at University of Birmingham on 29th March 2017.

MML Fajita Lunch

Feb 20, 2017

MML group had a pleasant Fajita Lunch on Friday 17th February 2017. We wish everyone has a fruitful and successful new year.

Multi-scale modelling of carbon nanotube reinforced crosslinked interfaces

Jan 28, 2017

A new paper by James A. Elliott and his Turkish collaborators Elif Ozden-Yenigun and Canan Atilgan is published in Computational Materials Science

Chirality-independent characteristic crystal length in carbon nanotube textiles measured by Raman spectroscopy

Jan 28, 2017

A new paper by John S. Bulmer, Thurid S. Gspann, Jon S. Barnard and James A. Elliott is published in Carbon.

MML Christmas Dinner 16-12-16

Dec 23, 2016

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, from the Macromolecular Materials Lab.

View all news