Silver nanorods in polyaniline nanocomposites for superior electrical conductivity

Sameera Muthya, Iris V. Rivero, Louisa Hope-Weeks

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Abstract

Nanomaterials characterized by structures ranging 1-100 nm in size exhibit superior properties, and it is expected that these characteristics will be inherited when introduced in microstructural material matrices. Recent studies have reported polyaniline's electrical properties improvement through the addition of carbon-nanotubes (CNTs); however, CNTs high fabricating cost cannot be ignored. This study presents an economical reinforcement alternative by using Ag-nanorods. Overall, the effects on electrical conductivity when 5%, 10%, and 15% of Ag-nanorods are introduced into apolyaniline matrix are explained. In conclusion, this study establishes the most efficient proportion of Ag-nanorods in polyaniline, and describes the interaction between constituents.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 IIE Annual Conference and Exposition - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 20 2006May 24 2006

Conference

Conference2006 IIE Annual Conference and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period05/20/0605/24/06

Keywords

  • Ag-nanorods
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Nanocomposites
  • Polyaniline (PANI)

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