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Materials 2017, 10(9), 986; doi:10.3390/ma10090986

Exploring the Effects of Argon Plasma Treatment on Plasmon Frequency and the Chemiresistive Properties of Polymer-Carbon Nanotube Metacomposite

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Department of Physics, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR 00936-8377, USA
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Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Physics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 975 Oakland Ave, Indiana, PA 15705, USA
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Received: 15 May 2017 / Revised: 12 July 2017 / Accepted: 28 July 2017 / Published: 24 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
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Abstract

Metacomposites, composite materials exhibiting negative permittivity, represent an opportunity to create materials with depressed plasmon frequency without the need to create complex structural geometries. Although many reports exist on the synthesis and characterizations of metacomposites, very few have ventured into exploring possible applications that could take advantage of the unique electrical properties of these materials. In this article, we report on the chemiresistive properties of a polymer-CNT metacomposite and explore how these are affected by Argon plasma treatment. View Full-Text
Keywords: metacomposite; polymer; carbon nanotube; gas sensor; plasmon frequency; dielectric spectroscopy metacomposite; polymer; carbon nanotube; gas sensor; plasmon frequency; dielectric spectroscopy
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Rivera, M.; Rahaman, M.; Aldalbahi, A.; Velázquez, R.; Zhou, A.F.; Feng, P.X. Exploring the Effects of Argon Plasma Treatment on Plasmon Frequency and the Chemiresistive Properties of Polymer-Carbon Nanotube Metacomposite. Materials 2017, 10, 986.

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