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Conducting nanofibres produced by electrospinning

Sen, S., Davis, F. J. ORCID:, Mitchell, G. R. and Robinson, E. (2009) Conducting nanofibres produced by electrospinning. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 183 (1). 012020. ISSN 1742-6588

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/183/1/012020


Electrospun fibres based on polypyrrole have been prepared. The incorporation of preformed polypyrrole into fibres electrospun from a carrier polymer can only be achieved when materials are prepared with particulates smaller than the cross-section of the fibre; even so there are some problems, with the substantial loss of material from the electrode tip. As an alternative approach, soluble polypyrroles can be prepared but these are not of sufficient viscosity to prepare electrospun fibres, once again a carrier polymer must be employed. More effective loadings are gained by the process of coating the outer surface of a pre-spun fibre; in this way electrospun fibres coated with polypyrrole can be prepared. This approach has been adapted to produce silver coated polymer fibres by the use of copolymers of styrene and 3-vinyl benzaldehyde.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Nanoscience and Materials
Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences
Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:1640
Uncontrolled Keywords:Soft matter, liquids, polymers, Condensed matter: structural, mechanical and thermal , Nanoscale science, low-D systems, Chemical physics, physical chemistry
Additional Information:Dielectrics 2009: Measurement Analysis and Applications, 40th Anniversary Meeting
Publisher:Institute of Physics

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