Thermal ageing of electrical conductivity in carbon nanotube/polyaniline composite films
2013 (English)In: Carbon, ISSN 0008-6223, E-ISSN 1873-3891, Vol. 59, 270-277 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The influence of carbon nanotubes on the thermal ageing effect of the electrical conductivity of composite thin films is presented. The composite thin films comprise carbon nanotube/polyaniline nanofibers. When subject to thermal treatment, the presence of nanotubes retards the loss of dopants from the polyaniline and enhances the thermal stability in electrical conductivity of the composite thin films. Specifically, an increase in temperature for the conductivity degradation and a significant reduction in the rate of the conductivity degradation of the composite thin films are observed. Upon prolonged heating, the composite thin films exhibit relative large conductivity at high nanotube content, while the polyaniline thin films become insulating.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 59, 270-277 p.
Nano Technology Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Electronics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-199623DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2013.03.018ISI: 000320489300028OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-199623DiVA: diva2:620600