Highly conducting polychloroprene composites based on multi-walled carbon nanotubes and 1-butyl 3-methyl imidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulphonyl)imide

Kalaivani Subramaniam, Amit Das, Gert Heinrich

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    Abstract

    Highly conducting flexible polychloroprene composites are prepared based on a novel mixing technique using ionic liquid (IL) modified multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). A conductivity of 0.1 S/cm is achieved for composites even at a low concentration of the tubes (5 phr). Extremely fine dispersion and a strong tube-tube networking of modified carbon nanotubes (M-CNTs), which are responsible for such high conductivity of the composites, are understood from transmission electron microscopy and amplitude sweep measurements. Several interesting applications can be visualised using these conducting composites: as a substrate for electronic circuits, and as an excellent construction material.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)44-46
    Number of pages3
    JournalKGK: KAUTSCHUK GUMMI KUNSTSTOFFE
    Volume65
    Issue number7-8
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Polymers and Plastics
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Materials Chemistry

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