An undergraduate laboratory: The effect of nanoparticle microstructure on the electrical properties of polymer nanocomposites Conference Paper uri icon


  • Recent research into the effect of nanoparticle organization on the electrical properties of nanocomposite films was used to create a hands-on laboratory for undergraduate education in nanomanufacturing. Students created two composites using solvent-based solution and polymer emulsion to show that a non-random microstructure can produce the required electrical conductivity with less added nanoparticles. Students evaluated the materials by 4-point probe and scanning electron microscopy. Copyright © 2006 by ASME.

author list (cited authors)

  • Creasy, T. S., Grunlan, J. C., & Griffin, R. B.

publication date

  • January 2006