Preparation of a flexible polyaniline-pvc composite

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  • Dr. Costa Conn,

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    1. Department of Chemistry University of Technology, Sydney P. 0. Box 123. Broadway, NSW 2007 (Australia)
    • Department of Chemistry University of Technology, Sydney P. 0. Box 123. Broadway, NSW 2007 (Australia)
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  • Norman Booth,

    1. Centre for Materials Technology University of Technology, Sydney P. 0. Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007 (Australia)
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  • Prof. Joe Unsworth

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    1. Centre for Materials Technology University of Technology, Sydney P. 0. Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007 (Australia)
    • Centre for Materials Technology University of Technology, Sydney P. 0. Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007 (Australia)
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Abstract

An inexpensive, highly conducting polymer-thermoplastic composite material is reported which is both flexible and possesse a low percolation threshold. The method used to prepare the PANI-PVC material “see Figure” allows control of the flexibility of the product through the use of commercially available plasticizers

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