Zhang, Bin and Xu, Yiting and Zheng, Yifang and Dai, Lizong and Zhang, Mingqiu and Yang, Jin and Chen, Yujie and Chen, Xudong and Zhou, Juying (2011) A facile synthesis of polypyrrole/carbon nanotube composites with ultrathin, uniform and thickness-tunable polypyrrole shells. Nanoscale Research Letters, 6. ISSN 1931-7573Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
An improved approach to assemble ultrathin and thickness-tunable polypyrrole (PPy) films onto multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) has been investigated. A facile procedure is demonstrated for controlling the morphology and thickness of PPy film by adding ethanol in the reaction system and a possible mechanism of the coating formation process is proposed. The coated PPy films can be easily tuned by adding ethanol and adjusting a mass ratio of pyrrole to MWCNTs. Moreover, the thickness of PPy significantly influences the electronic conductivity and capacitive behavior of the PPy/MWCNT composites. The method may provide a facile strategy for tailoring the polymer coating on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for carbon-based device applications.
|Keywords:||layer, polymer, transparent polymer, conducting polypyrrole, carbon nanotubes, electrodes , supercapacitors, nanocomposites, films, electrical-properties, Physics, Materials Science(all), Condensed Matter Physics|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||08 Aug 2012 14:57|
|Last modified:||27 Apr 2016 18:56|