Improving electrical conductivity in polycarbonate nanocomposites using highly conductive PEDOT/PSS coated MWCNTs

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/562859
Title:
Improving electrical conductivity in polycarbonate nanocomposites using highly conductive PEDOT/PSS coated MWCNTs
Authors:
Zhou, Jian ( 0000-0003-0144-5901 ) ; Lubineau, Gilles ( 0000-0002-7370-6093 )
Abstract:
We describe a strategy to design highly electrically conductive polycarbonate nanocomposites by using multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) coated with a thin layer of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/ poly(styrenesulfonate), a conductive polymer. We found that this coating method improves the electrical properties of the nanocomposites in two ways. First, the coating becomes the main electrical conductive path. Second, the coating promotes the formation of a percolation network at a low filler concentration (0.3 wt %). To tailor the electrical properties of the conductive polymer coating, we used a polar solvent ethylene glycol, and we can tune the final properties of the nanocomposite by controlling the concentrations of the elementary constituents or the intrinsic properties of the conductive polymer coating. This very flexible technique allows for tailoring the properties of the final product. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Mechanical Engineering Program; Composite and Heterogeneous Material Analysis and Simulation Laboratory (COHMAS)
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Journal:
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Issue Date:
10-Jul-2013
DOI:
10.1021/am4011622
Type:
Article
ISSN:
19448244
Sponsors:
The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support received from KAUST, the BOEING company, and SABIC.
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Mechanical Engineering Program

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Jianen
dc.contributor.authorLubineau, Gillesen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:13:04Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:13:04Zen
dc.date.issued2013-07-10en
dc.identifier.issn19448244en
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/am4011622en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562859en
dc.description.abstractWe describe a strategy to design highly electrically conductive polycarbonate nanocomposites by using multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) coated with a thin layer of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/ poly(styrenesulfonate), a conductive polymer. We found that this coating method improves the electrical properties of the nanocomposites in two ways. First, the coating becomes the main electrical conductive path. Second, the coating promotes the formation of a percolation network at a low filler concentration (0.3 wt %). To tailor the electrical properties of the conductive polymer coating, we used a polar solvent ethylene glycol, and we can tune the final properties of the nanocomposite by controlling the concentrations of the elementary constituents or the intrinsic properties of the conductive polymer coating. This very flexible technique allows for tailoring the properties of the final product. © 2013 American Chemical Society.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors gratefully acknowledge financial support received from KAUST, the BOEING company, and SABIC.en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en
dc.subjectelectrical conductivityen
dc.subjectethylene glycolen
dc.subjectMWCNTsen
dc.subjectPEDOT/PSSen
dc.subjectpolycarbonateen
dc.titleImproving electrical conductivity in polycarbonate nanocomposites using highly conductive PEDOT/PSS coated MWCNTsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentComposite and Heterogeneous Material Analysis and Simulation Laboratory (COHMAS)en
dc.identifier.journalACS Applied Materials & Interfacesen
kaust.authorZhou, Jianen
kaust.authorLubineau, Gillesen
All Items in KAUST are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.