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Preparation and electrical characterization of polyamide-6/chitosan composite nanofibers via electrospinning

Nirmala, R. and Navamathavan, R. and El-Newehy, Mohamed H. and Kim, Hak Yong (2011) Preparation and electrical characterization of polyamide-6/chitosan composite nanofibers via electrospinning. Materials Letters, 65 (3). pp. 493-496. ISSN 0167-577X

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Abstract

We report on the preparation and electrical characterization of polyamide-6/chitosan composite nanofibers. These composite nanofibers were prepared using a single solvent system via electrospinning process. The resultant nanofibers were well-oriented and had good incorporation of chitosan. Current–voltage (I–V) measurements revealed interesting linear curve, including enhanced conductivities with respect to chitosan content. The electrical conductivity of the polyamide-6/chitosan composite nanofibers increased with increasing content of chitosan which was attributed to the formation of ultrafine nanofibers. In addition, the sheet resistance of composite nanofibers was decreased with increasing chitosan concentration.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:10583
Deposited By:Associate Prof. Mohamed El-Newehy
Deposited On:01 Feb 2011 19:28
Last Modified:01 May 2011 20:41

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