Authors Sangermano, M. ; Pegel, S. ; Pötschke, P. ; Voit, B.
Title Antistatic epoxy coatings with carbon nantubes obtained by cationic photopolymerization
Date 14.01.2008
Number 15375
Abstract Antistatic epoxy coatings are obtained, for the first time, by cationic UV curing of an epoxy resin in the presence of a very low content of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). It is shown that the addition of only 0.025 wt.-% of CNTs into the resin is sufficient to obtain a composite suitable for applications that require electrostatic discharge. An extended percolative structure that forms a conductive CNT network is clearly evidenced within the polymeric matrix, notwithstanding the very small CNT content. The use of such UV-cured epoxy material systems for antistatic coatings is quite realistic and promising.
Publisher Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Citation Macromolecular Rapid Communications 29 (2008) 396-400
Tags antistatic coatings carbon nanotubes cationic photopolymerization composites mechanical-properties composites reinforcement dispersion

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