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Homogenous fiber network structures of C60/polyaniline (PANI) nanocomposites are synthesized by an interfacial reaction under the significant charge-transfer interactions between C60 and PANI, which shows an electrical conductivity as high as 1.1 × 10–4 S/cm. As presented on page 1426 by Qiguan Wang, Sumin Wang, Jianping Li, and Hiroshi Moriyama, the mechanically mixed C60/PANI blends display lower electrical conductivity than the composites with the same C60 loading because of an unevenly distributed morphology. The electronic interaction is responsible for the morphology development and the conductivity variation. The highly conducting C60/PANI nanocomposites may find many applications in optoelectronic devices and energy storage devices.

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