Morphological and electromechanical studies of fibers coated with electrically conductive polymer

P. Xue, Xiaoming Tao

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Abstract

Electrically conductive fibers have been prepared by polymerization of pyrrole on surfaces of commercial polymer fibers. Thickness and morphology of the con-ducting thin film on the surface of the fibers were examined by scanning probe microscopy, indicating a strong dependence of the substrate's nature, in addition to the processing conditions. Electromechanical property was investigated by an electromechanical testing system, showing that a smooth and uniform coating and the matched mechanical properties will lead to a satisfied performance of conductive fiber sensors. The difference in the behavior of two types of composite fibers was investigated by scanning electron microscopy in situ observations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1844-1854
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume98
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2005

Keywords

  • Coatings
  • Fibers
  • Morphology
  • Polypyrroles
  • Structure-property relations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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