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MnO2-filled multiwalled carbon nanotube/polyaniline nanocomposites with enhanced interfacial interaction and electronic propertiesMnO2-filled multiwalled carbon nanotube/polyaniline nanocomposites with enhanced interfacial interaction and electronic prope

Zein, S H; Razak, Saiful Izman A.; Ahmad, Abdul L.; Zein, Sharif Hussein S.; Boccaccini, Aldo R.; Razak, Saiful Izwan A.

Authors

Dr Sharif Zein S.H.Zein@hull.ac.uk
Director of Postgraduate Research, Chemical Engineering Department

Saiful Izman A. Razak

Abdul L. Ahmad

Dr Sharif Zein S.H.Zein@hull.ac.uk
Director of Postgraduate Research, Chemical Engineering Department

Aldo R. Boccaccini

Saiful Izwan A. Razak



Abstract

This paper reports the synthesis and characterization of new ternary nanocomposites combining polyaniline (PANI), multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and manganese dioxide (MnO2). MnO2 was successfully incorporated within the MWCNTs. In situ polymerization of aniline in the presence of MWCNTs-MnO2 was carried out to form PANI/MWCNT-MnO2 nanocomposites, which were characterized by UV-visible and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray analysis, and transmission electron microscopy, as well as electrical conductivity measurements. The PANI/MWCNT-MnO2 nanocomposites showed enhanced electrical conductivity compared to neat PANI and PANI/MWCNTs without MnO2 addition.

Citation

Razak, S. I. A., Ahmad, A. L., Zein, S. H. S., & Boccaccini, A. R. (2009). MnO2-filled multiwalled carbon nanotube/polyaniline nanocomposites with enhanced interfacial interaction and electronic propertiesMnO2-filled multiwalled carbon nanotube/polyaniline nanocomposites with enhanced interfacial interaction and electronic properties. Scripta materialia, 61(6), 592-595. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2009.05.030

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 21, 2009
Online Publication Date May 27, 2009
Publication Date 2009-09
Deposit Date Nov 13, 2014
Publicly Available Date
Journal Scripta Materialia
Print ISSN 1359-6462
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 61
Issue 6
Pages 592-595
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2009.05.030
Keywords General Materials Science; Condensed Matter Physics
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/368810
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359646209003832?via%3Dihub