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Electrical conductivity and impedance behaviour of hydrogels
Author(s): Holly Warren; Marc in het Panhuis
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Paper Abstract

The impedance and electrical conductivity behavior of gellan gum hydrogels containing the conducting fillers poly(3,4- ethylenedioxythiophene) poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) and vapour grown carbon nanofibers (VGCNF) is presented. Impedance analysis showed that an equivalent circuit consisting of a Warburg element in series with a resistor could be used to model the gels’ behavior. It is demonstrated that the addition of the conducting fillers PEDOT:PSS and VGCNFs can result in a measurable improvement in the conductivity of hydrogels with high water content and swelling ratios. Incorporation of combinations of these conducting fillers resulted in an improvement of the conductivity of gellan gum-containing hydrogels with water content (swelling ratio) of at least 97.5% (40) from 1.2 ± 0.1 mS/cm to 4 ± 0.6 mS/cm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9171, Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications VII, 917103 (27 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2066370
Show Author Affiliations
Holly Warren, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
Marc in het Panhuis, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9171:
Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications VII
Norihisa Kobayashi; Fahima Ouchen; Ileana Rau, Editor(s)

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