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A soluble and highly functional polyaniline-carbon nanotube composite

Sainz, R, Benito, AM, Martínez, MT, Galindo, JF, Sotres, J, Baró, AM, Corraze, B, Chauvet, O, Dalton, AB, Baughman, RH and Maser, WK (2005) A soluble and highly functional polyaniline-carbon nanotube composite Nanotechnology, 16 (5).

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A completely soluble polyaniline-multi-wall carbon nanotube (CNT-PANI) composite with drastically enhanced conductivity, improved thermal stability, and luminescent behaviour, has been synthesized. The presence of straight multi-wall carbon nanotubes during the polymerization of aniline induces the formation of a more planar conformation of polyaniline which acts as coating layer for the carbon nanotubes and leads to favourable interaction between the constituents. The polyaniline-coated multi-wall carbon nanotubes align into bundles and form a three-dimensional network in the overall composite. A highly functional carbon nanotube composite completely soluble in n-methylpyrrolidinone (NMP) exhibiting all the favourable processing and transformation possibilities of PANI has been obtained. These findings have important consequences for practical technological applications, especially for the development of opto-electronic devices. © 2005 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Sainz, R
Benito, AM
Martínez, MT
Galindo, JF
Sotres, J
Baró, AM
Corraze, B
Chauvet, O
Baughman, RH
Maser, WK
Date : 1 May 2005
DOI : 10.1088/0957-4484/16/5/003
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:10
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 23:33

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