Metalloplastics - High Conductivity Materials

  • D. E. Davenport
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 15)


Only a few short years ago, plastics were best known for their insulating properties and great strides were made in electronics, in electrical equipment and electrical component design as the dielectric strength of plastics was improved. The whole field of thermal insulation was advanced as ways were found to generate better plastic fibers and foams which could give an order of magnitude better than ever before. And yet, today many of us are spending our time looking for ways to make plastics into better conductors — better conductors of electrons and better conductors of heat. Our reasons are as varied as the many fields from which we come, but they are all related to the fact that plastics have many other very valuable properties aside from their insulating abilities and to make full use of these in many applications, the plastics should be electrically and/or thermally conducting.


Electrical Resistivity Fiber Length Silver Particle Good Conductor Packing Fraction 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. E. Davenport
    • 1
  1. 1.MBAssociatesSan RamonUSA

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