Percolation of two-dimensional multiwall carbon nanotube networks

Heon Sang Lee, Chang Hun Yun, Sun Kug Kim, Ji Hoon Choi, Cheol Jin Lee, Hyoung Joon Jin, Hyunjung Lee, Sang Joon Park, Min Park

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Abstract

We highlight the significance of multiwall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) shape on the electrical percolation. For rodlike MWCNTs, percolation threshold depends on aspect ratio (L/d). For random coil-like MWCNTs, the percolation threshold does not depend on L/d but depends on the shape factor of MWCNTs represented by the ratio between static bending persistence length and diameter. Surface resistivities of various MWCNTs converge into single curve when we plot their dimensionless surface concentration versus surface resistivity. The surface resistivity of MWCNT films decrease with increasing temperature, particularly at low concentrations, indicating the films can be used as a negative temperature coefficient thermistor.

Original languageEnglish
Article number134104
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume95
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Lee, H. S., Yun, C. H., Kim, S. K., Choi, J. H., Lee, C. J., Jin, H. J., Lee, H., Park, S. J., & Park, M. (2009). Percolation of two-dimensional multiwall carbon nanotube networks. Applied Physics Letters, 95(13), [134104]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3238326