Carbon Nanotube Doped Polyaniline (pages 1480–1483)
H. Zengin, W. Zhou, J. Jin, R. Czerw, D.W. Smith Jr., L. Echegoyen, D.L. Carroll, S.H. Foulger and J. Ballato
Article first published online: 21 OCT 2002 | DOI: 10.1002/1521-4095(20021016)14:20<1480::AID-ADMA1480>3.0.CO;2-O
Polyaniline/multiwalled carbon nanotube composite films have been fabricated. It is shown that the nanotubes affect the free N–H environment and quinoid units along the polymer backbone. A 10-fold increase in conductivity is observed and elemental analysis indicates that the nanotubes compete with chloride ion during HCl doping (see Figure).