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dc.contributor.authorChen, Ye
dc.contributor.authorTao, Jing
dc.contributor.authorDeng, Lin
dc.contributor.authorLI, LIANG
dc.contributor.authorLi, Jun
dc.contributor.authorYang, Yang
dc.contributor.authorKhashab, Niveen M.
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:15:01Z
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:15:01Z
dc.date.issued2013-07-31
dc.identifier.citationChen, Y., Tao, J., Deng, L., Li, L., Li, J., Yang, Y., & Khashab, N. M. (2013). Polyetherimide/Bucky Gels Nanocomposites with Superior Conductivity and Thermal Stability. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 5(15), 7478–7484. doi:10.1021/am401792c
dc.identifier.issn19448244
dc.identifier.pmid23865563
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/am401792c
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562908
dc.description.abstractPolyetherimide (PEI) nanocomposites comprising bucky gels of industrial-grade multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and ionic liquid (IL, 1-butyl-3-methyl imidazolium hexafluorophosphate ([BMIM][PF6])) were prepared. The processing framework for this nanocomposite is simple, reproducible, and easily scalable. The strong interaction between IL and MWCNTs caused the latter to uniformly disperse in the PEI matrix while IL flowed into the gaps between the nanotubes' walls. The nanocomposite exhibited an enhanced conductivity of 2.01 × 104 Ω·cm volume resistivity at room temperature; the value decreased dramatically by 12 orders of magnitude, compared to pristine PEI. The IL free ions and MWCNTs networks provided excellent channels for electron transfer. PEI/bucky gels nanocomposites also showed improved thermal stability and high tensile strength. Other than having antiwear properties, this material can have numerous applications in the aerospace and electronics industries. Moreover, our work presents a "green" method toward modified nanocomposites industrial production as IL is environmentally safe and is easily recyclable. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors gratefully acknowledge the support from Saudi Aramco, SABIC Innovative Plastic Co., and King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST).
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
dc.subjectconductivity
dc.subjectionic liquid
dc.subjectmechanical properties
dc.subjectMWCNT
dc.subjectnanocomposites
dc.subjectPEI
dc.titlePolyetherimide/bucky gels nanocomposites with superior conductivity and thermal stability
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentCore Labs
dc.contributor.departmentImaging and Characterization Core Lab
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentSmart Hybrid Materials (SHMs) lab
dc.identifier.journalACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
kaust.personChen, Ye
kaust.personTao, Jing
kaust.personDeng, Lin
kaust.personLI, LIANG
kaust.personYang, Yang
kaust.personKhashab, Niveen M.
kaust.personLi, Jun
dc.date.published-online2013-07-31
dc.date.published-print2013-08-14


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