Macromolecular Research

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 10–13 | Cite as

Flexural Properties and Electrical Conductivity of Epoxy Resin/Carbon Fiber Cloth/Metallic Powder Composites

  • Jie Chen
  • You-Jia Dong
  • Fan-Long JinEmail author
  • Soo-Jin ParkEmail author


In this study, epoxy-based composites were prepared using diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA) as the matrix, carbon fiber cloth (CFC) as the reinforcing agent, and metallic powder as the conductive filler. The mechanical and electrical properties of DGEBA/CFC and DGEBA/CFC/metallic powder composites were investigated using several techniques. The morphology of the fracture surface was investigated using field-emission scanning electron microscopy. The flexural strength of the DGEBA/CFC composites was found to significantly increase with the addition of CFC. The electrical conductivity of the DGEBA/CFC composites significantly increased with the increasing amount of CFC and further increased after the addition of metallic powders. The electrical conductivity of the DGEBA/CFC composites significantly improved with the addition of a small amount of graphene.


diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A carbon fiber cloth metallic powder composites electrical conductivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Polymer MaterialsJilin Institute of Chemical TechnologyJilin CityP. R. China
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryInha UniversityNam-gu, IncheonKorea

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