Multifunctional composites: optimizing microstructures for simultaneous transport of heat and electricity.

@article{Torquato2002MultifunctionalCO,
  title={Multifunctional composites: optimizing microstructures for simultaneous transport of heat and electricity.},
  author={Salvatore Torquato and Seokbong Hyun and Aleksandar Donev},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2002},
  volume={89 26},
  pages={266601}
}
Composite materials are ideally suited to achieve multifunctionality since the best features of different materials can be combined to form a new material that has a broad spectrum of desired properties. Nature's ultimate multifunctional composites are biological materials. There are presently no simple examples that rigorously demonstrate the effect of competing property demands on composite microstructures. To illustrate the fascinating types of microstructures that can arise in… CONTINUE READING