Carbon nanotube-polyaniline hybrid materials

Jianguo Deng, Xiaobin Ding, Wenchuan Zhang, Yuxing Peng, Jianhua Wang, Xingping Long, Pei Li, Albert S.C. Chan

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Abstract

A hybrid material of carbon nanotubes (CNTs)-polyaniline (PANI) was prepared by in situ emulsion polymerization. The structural characterization showed that some CNTs were linked up by PANI chains, which appears to be like a network including PANI fiber and nanotubes. This network results in the hybrid material having highly conductivity with new conductive passageway. The conductivity and thermal properties of hybrid materials depend on the content of CNTs. The CNTs do not affect the structure of PANI chains.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2497-2501
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Volume38
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotube
  • Conductivity
  • Hybrid material
  • Polyaniline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry

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