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Response of electrospun CNT composites to irradiation
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we investigate the suitability of Electrospinning as a manufacturing technique to produce CNT-polymer composites with a response to light. This objective is explored by way of developing a precursor solution comprised of a polymeric blend, suitable of CNT dispersion and further electrospinning. The MWCNTs were dispersed using Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and added to a polymeric solution consisting of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) in Tetrahydrofuran (THF) and Dimethylformamide (DMF). The dispersion of the CNTs during synthesis was studied using UV-VIs and XRD techniques. Fibers electrospun out of this precursor and their response to irradiation will also be discussed. Fiber morphology was characterized by SEM and the response to irradiation was examined by photoelectric conductivity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8378, Scanning Microscopies 2012: Advanced Microscopy Technologies for Defense, Homeland Security, Forensic, Life, Environmental, and Industrial Sciences, 837815 (14 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.920462
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S. M. Rosa, Univ. of Puerto Rico at Humacao (United States)
J. P. Crespo, Univ. of Puerto Rico at Humacao (United States)
J. J. Santiago-Avilés, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
I. Ramos, Univ. of Puerto Rico at Humacao (United States)
E. M. Campo, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8378:
Scanning Microscopies 2012: Advanced Microscopy Technologies for Defense, Homeland Security, Forensic, Life, Environmental, and Industrial Sciences
Michael T. Postek; Dale E. Newbury; S. Frank Platek; David C. Joy; Tim K. Maugel, Editor(s)

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