JSEMAT  Vol.2 No.1 , January 2012
Modeling of the Electrical Conductivity of Graphite Dispersions in Electrolytes
ABSTRACT
The electrical conductivity of graphite dispersions in potassium chloride (KCl) solutions in the alternating (1000 Hz) and constant electric field has been measured. In the alternating electric field (0.0005 - 0.01 М KCI) the electrical conductivity increases depending on the mass fraction of the dispersed phase. In the constant electrical conductivity (0.001 - 0.01 M KCl) the electrical conductivity changes slightly depending on the mass fraction of the dispersed phase (up to 15 % of the mass.). The electrical conductivity increases in case the dispersed phase contains 15% - 20% (mass.). In more concentrated solutions (0.1 M KCl) in the alternating and constant electric field the dependence of the electrical conductivity of the suspension decreased, and then it increased when the dispersed phase exceeded 15% - 20% (mass.). A model of the electrical conductivity of graphite dispersions in electrolytes is offered. The main contribution to the increase in the electrical conductivity in dilute electrolytes in the alternating electric field is made by the polarization of particles due to their surface conductivity. It is suggested that the aggregation of graphite particles occurs at dispersed phase concentrations of more than 15% - 20% (mass).

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A. Lopanov, E. Fanina and I. Prushkovsky, "Modeling of the Electrical Conductivity of Graphite Dispersions in Electrolytes," Journal of Surface Engineered Materials and Advanced Technology, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2012, pp. 28-31. doi: 10.4236/jsemat.2012.21005.
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