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Percolation and Transport Properties in The Mechanically Deformed Composites Filled with Carbon Nanotubes

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Faculty of Physics, Vilnius University, Sauletekio 9, LT-10222 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Institute for Nuclear Problems, Belarusian State University, 220006 Minsk, Belarus
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Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division, 4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Information and Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
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Institute of Photonics, University of Eastern Finland, Yliopistokatu 7, FI-80101 Joensuu, Finland
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(4), 1315; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10041315
Received: 14 January 2020 / Revised: 5 February 2020 / Accepted: 12 February 2020 / Published: 15 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Numerical and Analytical Methods in Electromagnetics)
The conductivity and percolation concentration of the composite material filled with randomly distributed carbon nanotubes were simulated as a function of the mechanical deformation. Nanotubes were modelled as the hard-core ellipsoids of revolution with high aspect ratio. The evident anisotropy was observed in the percolation threshold and conductivity. The minimal mean values of the percolation of 4.6 vol. % and maximal conductivity of 0.74 S/m were found for the isotropic composite. Being slightly aligned, the composite demonstrates lower percolation concentration and conductivity along the orientation of the nanotubes compared to the perpendicular arrangement. View Full-Text
Keywords: Monte Carlo simulations; percolation; conductivity; carbon nanotubes composite Monte Carlo simulations; percolation; conductivity; carbon nanotubes composite
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Plyushch, A.; Lyakhov, D.; Šimėnas, M.; Bychanok, D.; Macutkevič, J.; Michels, D.; Banys, J.; Lamberti, P.; Kuzhir, P. Percolation and Transport Properties in The Mechanically Deformed Composites Filled with Carbon Nanotubes. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 1315.

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