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Hybrid Electrically Conducting Nano Composites Comprising Carbon Nanotubes/Intrinsically Conducting Polymer Systems

  1. Ran Y. Suckeveriene,
  2. Evgeni Zelikman,
  3. Moshe Narkis

Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc108

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Suckeveriene, R. Y., Zelikman, E. and Narkis, M. 2011. Hybrid Electrically Conducting Nano Composites Comprising Carbon Nanotubes/Intrinsically Conducting Polymer Systems. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–15.

Author Information

  1. Technion-IIT, Haifa, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

Abstract

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have drawn much attention in recent years. CNTs have remarkable properties, such as mechanical properties and electrical and thermal conductivity, thus offering opportunities for the development of new nanocomposites. A major problem in the dispersion of CNTs in a polymer is due to their tendency to agglomerate, thus interrupting the fine dispersion of CNTs in a matrix and partially losing the unique nanoscale effect. Intrinsically conducting polymers (ICPs) have drawn much attention since the discovery of electrically conductive polyacetylene by Shirakawa et al. in 1977.

The aim of this article is to introduce the work done in combining conductive polymers, ICPs, with CNTs, that is, hybrid ICP/CNT nanocomposites.

Keywords:

  • carbon nanotubes (CNTs);
  • intrinsically conducting polymers (ICP);
  • hybrid;
  • conductive