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Conducting polymer nanocomposites: interactions at interfaces
Author(s): Pui Lam Chiu; Yufeng Ma; Arnaldo Serrano; Lin Wang; Richard Mendelsohn; Huixin He
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Paper Abstract

We report that dispersions and functionalizations of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with different dispersing methods and dispersing agents result in SWNTs with different electronic structures and surface chemistries. By In-situ polymerizing conducting polymer (here, polyaniline boronic acid (PABA)) in the presence of these SWNTs, we obtained composites with different chemical structures of PABA, different arrangement and distribution of the SWNTs, and dramatically different conductive properties. We also found the polymerization rates are very different depending on the electronic fingerprint and surface chemistry of the carbon nanotubes. We applied a series of techniques to characterize the produced composites and studying the electronic and molecular interactions in the composites to understand these remarkable effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6643, Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials VI, 664306 (5 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.731752
Show Author Affiliations
Pui Lam Chiu, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Yufeng Ma, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Arnaldo Serrano, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Lin Wang, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Richard Mendelsohn, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Huixin He, Rutgers Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6643:
Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials VI
Piotr Piotrowiak; Garry Rumbles, Editor(s)

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