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Smart Materials Research
Volume 2014, Article ID 764303, 5 pages
Research Article

Porous and Nonporous Film-Shaped Magnetorheological Nanocomposites: Dielectric and Electrical Properties

Manufacturing Department, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran 1411713116, Iran

Received 2 July 2014; Revised 18 September 2014; Accepted 4 November 2014; Published 1 December 2014

Academic Editor: Osama J. Aldraihem

Copyright © 2014 Aref Naimzad et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper presents a brief experimental comparative study on electrical and dielectric properties of two sets of porous and nonporous MRNCs, each including five samples of film-shaped magnetorheological nanocomposites (MRNCs) based on room temperature vulcanized (RTV) silicone rubber and nanosized carbonyl iron particles (CIPs). The electrical and dielectric properties of porous and nonporous MRNCs were measured at five different filler concentrations. Several experiments were performed to measure the volume resistivity, dielectric constant, and dielectric loss. The MRNCs dielectric properties were analysed with respect to the parameters like frequency and CIPs loadings. The electrical conductivity was studied in terms of volume resistivity. The comparative investigation suggests the porous MRNCs for smart and light-weighted structures those benefits from a lower electrical property, dielectric losses, and dielectric constants.