Influence of Nanoparticles on Thermal and Electrical Conductivity of Composites
This review analyzes thermal and electrically conductive properties of composites and how they can be influenced by the addition of special nanoparticles. Composite functional characteristics—such as thermal and electrical conductivity, phase changes, dimensional stability, magnetization, and modulus increase—are tuned by selecting suitable nanoparticle filler material. The conductivity of composites can be related to the formation of conductive pathways as nanofiller materials form connections in the bulk of a composite matrix. With increasing use of nanomaterial containing composites and relatively little understanding of the toxicological effects thereof, adequate disposal and recyclability have become an increasing environmental concern.
nanoparticles, Seebeck effect, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, metal nanoparticles, carbon nanoparticles, composite recycling