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Integration of electrical conductivity and high strength in a SWNT polymeric nanocomposite
Author(s): Bong Sup Shim; Pratima Ingle; Zhiyong Tang; Nicholas A. Kotov
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Paper Abstract

This paper demonstrated the physical properties of a layer-by-layer (LBL) assembled single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) - polymer composite thin film. The superior mechanical and electrical properties that originate from SWNTs were successfully incorporated into a polymeric thin film by hydrogen bonding-directed LBL assemblies. The electrical conductivities and mechanical strength of a LBL composite are 8.5*103 S/m and 160 MPa with only 8±2wt% SWNT loading. The combination of high electrical and mechanical properties of SWNT-polymer LBL thin films makes this material unique, opening the way for a wide range of applications from flexible electronics to space telescopes and biomedical implantable devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6526, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional and Composite Materials 2007, 65261Z (20 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.717028
Show Author Affiliations
Bong Sup Shim, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Pratima Ingle, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Zhiyong Tang, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Nicholas A. Kotov, Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6526:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional and Composite Materials 2007
Marcelo J. Dapino, Editor(s)

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