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Preparation and characterization of polystyrene-multiwalled carbon nanotube composite fibers by electrospinning.

Sundaray, Bibekananda and Subramanian, V and Natarajan, T. S (2007) Preparation and characterization of polystyrene-multiwalled carbon nanotube composite fibers by electrospinning. JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, 7 (6). pp. 1793-1795. ISSN 1533-4880

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Abstract

Electrospinning is a simple technique to prepare polymer fibers in nanometer diameters using very high electrostatic fields. These nanofibers are useful in many applications since the surface area to volume ratio in these fibers is very high. Here we have prepared nanofibers of composites of Polystyrene (PS) with different concentrations (0.05% to 2% w/w) of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) by electrospinning. The fibers are characterized by SEM, TEM, Raman spectra, and TGA. The room temperature electrical conductivity of single fibers of these composites are measured and found to show dramatic improvement in the conductivity due to the addition of MWCNT to the polymer matrix compared to the pure PS.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:6486
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:11 Aug 2009 07:15
Last Modified:11 Aug 2009 07:15

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