Increased response/recovery lifetimes and reinforcement of Polyaniline Nanofiber Films using Carbon Nanotubes
COLEMAN, JONATHAN NESBIT
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Citation:Fiona M. Blighe, Dermot Diamond, Jonathan N. Coleman, Emer Lahiff, Increased response/recovery lifetimes and reinforcement of Polyaniline Nanofiber Films using Carbon Nanotubes, Carbon, 50, 4, 2012, 1447 1454
We have prepared high surface area, conductive, mechanically robust, responsive polyaniline-carbon nanotune composite films. These were produced by filtration from dilute dispersions of polyaniline nanofibers and single-walled carbon nanotubes. Unlike polyaniline alone, these composites are mechanically stable, maintain large intractable surfaces and exhibit greatly enhanced response/recovery behavior to changes in their local environment. This is illustrated by exposing the films to ammonia.
Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology
Keywords:Condensed matter physics