Effect of Hybrid Particles of Nano-Micron Sizes on Electrical Transport of Silver-Epoxy Composites
Muhammad Zulkarnain1, M.Sobron Lubis2

1Muhammad Zulkarnain*, Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology (Uniki Mimet), Lumut, Perak, Malaysia.
2M.Sobron Lubis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Faculty, University of Tarumanagara, Jakarta, Indonesia

Manuscript received on November 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 4555-4560 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: B9027129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B9027.129219
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Abstract: Electrically Conductive Adhesive’s (ECAs) mainly consist of a polymer as matrix and binder to filler as conductor. The performance of electrical properties in ECAs strongly depends on the concentration (volume fraction) of the metal filler, morphology of the filler, filler distribution within the polymer matrix, the interaction between filler surface, and the contact resistance between adjacent particles. In this work, the characteristics of electrical transport of ECA’s systems on Ag-Epoxy composites are containing either micro or nano fillers are studied by the electric static network theory using FEM. The hybrid system will be formed for considering influence electrical transport properties. The spherical Silver (Ag) used 80 nm and 2 µm in diameter in this study. Two particles chain forming electrically transport with some number of particles and reach a conductivity value of ECA’s. The result indicated that nano size silver usually lower its conductivity than micron size. During simulation, it has been shown the correlation between nano and micron size demonstrated a increasing in the electrical transport when the hybrid system performed.
Keywords: Conductivity, Electric Field, Current Density, Spherical Particle.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials