Conductive Rubber Nanocomposites as Tensile and Pressure Sensors

Youhong Tang, Nikolai Witt, Lin Ye

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    Abstract

    A conductive silicone rubber (SR) composite, filled with both carbon nanotubes (CNT) and carbon black (CB) is prepared by a simple ball milling method. Because of the good dispersion and synergistic effects of CNT and CB, the SR composite shows improvement in mechanical properties. As well, due to the assembly of conductive pathways generated by the CNT and CB, the nanocomposite becomes highly conductive at a comparatively low concentration with very high sensitivity for tensile and compressive stress. These outstanding properties show that the SR composite has potential applications in tensile and pressure sensors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)130-133
    Number of pages4
    JournalApplied Mechanics and Materials
    Volume217-219
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Conductive silicone rubber
    • Nanofillers
    • Tensile and pressure sensitivity

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