Alignment of carbon nanotubes in polystyrene using vibration and electric field

Yan Xu, Wei Chen, Kai Leung Yung

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The most apparent advantages of thermoplastics are the recyclability and processibility. To obtain recyclable and injectable conductive polymer, this paper studied the filling of carbon nanotubes (CNT) in polystyrene(PS) and the aligning of CNT in PS under high frequency electric field and ultrasonic vibration using an experimental set up developed in our laboratory. Results of these studies would be very useful to the development of a new generation of micro fabrication method for producing integrated micro electronic products using micro injection molding that is the most cost effective way to produce micro products massively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManufacturing Engineering and Automation II
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2012
Event2012 International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, ICMEA 2012 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 16 Nov 201218 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


Conference2012 International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, ICMEA 2012


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Electric field
  • Polystyrene
  • Thermoplastics
  • Ultrasonic vibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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