Methods of preparing conductive silicones containing carbon nanotubes is provided. The carbon nanotubes may be in individual form or in the form of aggregates having a macromorpology resembling the shape of a cotton candy, bird nest, combed yarn or open net. Preferred multiwalled carbon nanotubes have diameters no greater than 1 micron and preferred single walled carbon nanotubes have diameters less than 5 nm. Carbon nanotubes may be adequately dispersed in a silicone base resin by known conventional equipments and processes to prepare conductive silicone base resins. The conductive silicone base resin is then mixed with a curing agent to form conductive silicone elastomers.
Zhou, C., A. Fischer
Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.