Shift in the percolation threshold of compressed composites—A 3D Monte Carlo simulation
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The shift in the percolation threshold of compressed composites was studied by a 3D continuum percolation model. A Monte Carlo (MC) method was employed in the simulations. The percolation threshold was found to rise with the compression strain, which captures the basic trend in compression-induced conductivity variation from the experiments. Both fiber bending and texture formation contribute to the percolation threshold. The results suggest that fillers with a high aspect ratio are more desirable for sensor and electrical switch applications.
Key wordsMonte Carlo (MC) model Percolation threshold Compressed composites
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