Composite Laminates with Tailorable Electrical Properties
The technology enables the design and development of composite laminates with tailorable surface resistivity values. A structural composite with a surface resistivity of any given order (in the range of 10 to 10 /sq.) may be developed using this particular technology. Based on the exact resistivity requirements, the base reinforcements may be either insulating (i.e. glass) or conducting (i.e. carbon) whereas the matrix may be any of the commercially available thermosetting resins which have to be loaded with a critical recipe of fillers like carbon nanotubes etc.