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Electrical conductivity of a single electrospun fiber of poly(methyl methacrylate) and multiwalled carbon nanotube nanocomposite

Sundaray , Bibekananda and Subramanian, V. and Natarajan, T. S. and Krishnamurthy, K. (2006) Electrical conductivity of a single electrospun fiber of poly(methyl methacrylate) and multiwalled carbon nanotube nanocomposite. Applied Physics Letters, 88 (14). p. 143114. ISSN 00036951

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Abstract

Electrospinning produces polymeric fibers with diameters in the range of 10 µm–10 nm by accelerating a charged polymer jet under a high electric field. We report the preparation of conducting nanocomposite fibers of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) by electrospinning. The fibers obtained are long and well aligned. The carbon nanotubes are found to be oriented along the fiber axis. The room temperature dc electrical conductivity of a single fiber with MWCNT (0.05% w/w) shows about a ten orders of magnitude improvement from the pure PMMA. The conductivity increases with MWCNT concentration.

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:6490
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:11 Aug 2009 07:14
Last Modified:11 Aug 2009 07:14

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