1st Edition

Carbon-Based Conductive Polymer Composites Processing, Properties, and Applications in Flexible Strain Sensors

By Dong Xiang Copyright 2023
    175 Pages 87 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Carbon nanomaterials can transfer their excellent electrical conductivity to polymers while enhancing or maintaining their original mechanical properties. Conductive polymer composites based on carbon nanomaterials are finding increasing applications in aerospace, automotive, and electronic industries when flexibility or lightweight is required. Carbon-Based Conductive Polymer Composites: Processing, Properties, and Applications in Flexible Strain Sensors summarizes recent remarkable achievements in the processing–structure–property relationship of conductive polymer composites based on carbon nanomaterials. It also discusses research developments for their application in flexible strain sensors and novel processing methods like additive manufacturing.

    • Presents the state of the art in conductive composite materials and their application in flexible strain sensors.
    • Uniquely combines the processing, structure, properties, and applications of conductive polymer composites.
    • Integrates theory and practice.
    • Benefits plastics converters who wish to take full advantage of the potential of conductive plastic materials.

    This book is written for material scientists and engineers researching and applying these advanced materials for a variety of applications.

    1. Introduction

    2. Compression Molded Conductive Polymer Composites

    3. Biaxially Stretched Conductive Polymer Composites

    4. Blown Film Extrusion of Conductive Polymer Composites

    5. Temperature-Resistivity and Damage Self-Sensing Behavior of Conductive Polymer Composites

    6. Flexible Strain Sensors Based on Elastic Fibers of Conductive Polymer Composites

    7. Flexible Strain Sensors Based on Sponges of Conductive Polymer Composites

    8. 3D-Printed Flexible Strain Sensors of Conductive Polymer Composites


    Dong Xiang is an associate professor at Southwest Petroleum University, China. He obtained his Ph.D. from Queen’s University Belfast in 2015. His research interests mainly include conductive polymer composites, fiber-reinforced polymer composites, flexible strain sensors, and additive manufacturing. He is a guest editor of Frontiers in Materials and member of The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, Polymer Processing Society, and Chinese Society for Composite Materials. He has published over 70 research articles in journals such as Composites Science and Technology, Composites Part A and Composites Part B and 1 book, and obtained 20 Chinese patents. He was awarded the Alan Glanvill Award by the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3), and the Young Scientist Medal by International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) in 2022.

    "This book summarizes recent important research on the processing-structure-property relationships of conductive polymer-carbon nanocomposite materials and their application in flexible strain sensors. I would recommend this resource to academic and industrial researchers working in the area of polymer nanocomposites and particularly to those interested in processing of such materials."

    —Professor Eileen Harkin-Jones, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, University of Ulster, UK