Electrokinetic properties of 3D-printed conductive lattice structures

Philippe Lambin, Alexander Melnikov, Mikhail Shuba

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    Abstract

    Lattice structures with lattice parameters in the mm range are routinely fabricated by additive manufacturing. Combining light weight and mechanical strength, these structures have plenty of potential applications. When composed of conducting elements, a 3D lattice has interesting electrical and electromagnetic properties. In this work, the electrokinetic properties of a conducting lattice are described by mixing the theory of resistor networks and continuous-medium electrodynamics. Due to the length scale provided by the lattice parameter, the effective continuous medium that mimics the electrokinetic response of a resistor lattice is characterized by a non-local Ohm’s law.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number541
    Number of pages12
    JournalApplied Sciences
    Volume9
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2019

    Keywords

    • reistor lattice
    • 3D printing
    • conducting nanocomposites
    • Conducting nanocomposites
    • Resistor lattice

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