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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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2009-09
Journal Scripta Materialia
Print ISSN 1359-6462
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 61
Issue 6
Pages 592-595
APA6 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
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2009.05.030
Keywords General Materials Science; Condensed Matter Physics
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359646209003832?via%3Dihub