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.
|State||Published - 2006|
|Event||2006 IIE Annual Conference and Exposition - Orlando, FL, United States|
Duration: May 20 2006 → May 24 2006
|Conference||2006 IIE Annual Conference and Exposition|
|Period||05/20/06 → 05/24/06|
- Electrical conductivity
- Polyaniline (PANI)