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Preparation of Conductive Materials for Smart Clothing: Doping and Composite of Conducting Polymer

  • Jooyong Kim
  • Nowoo Park
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4551)

Abstract

Polyaniline(PANI) is a conjugated conducting polymer which can be doped by either protonation with a protonic acid or by charge transfer with an oxidation agent. The p-type polyaniline was obtained by a protonic acid doping while the n-type polyanilne was produced by doping a strong reductant. The p-type polyaniline was stable in moisture at the room temperature unlike the n-type polyaniline. In spite of CNTs excellent capability in electrical and mechanical improvements, it has been repeatedly pointed out that the phase separation between the polymer matrix and CNTs leads to very limited applications. In this research, CNTs were pre-treated by a concentrated nitric acid which produced carboxylic acid groups at the defect sites for improving the dispersion ability in the PANI matrix.

Keywords

polyaniline carbon nanotube doping 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jooyong Kim
    • 1
  • Nowoo Park
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Textile Engineering, Soong sil University, 1-1, sangdo-5 Dong, Dongjak-Gu, Seoul, 156-743Korea

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