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Polymers 2017, 9(1), 1; doi:10.3390/polym9010001

Preparation and Characterization of Highly Aligned Carbon Nanotubes/Polyacrylonitrile Composite Nanofibers

National Engineering Laboratory for Modern Silk, College of Textile and Engineering, Soochow University, 199 Ren-ai Road, Suzhou 215123, China
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Received: 4 November 2016 / Revised: 16 December 2016 / Accepted: 19 December 2016 / Published: 3 January 2017
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Abstract

In the electrospinning process, a modified parallel electrode method (MPEM), conducted by placing a positively charged ring between the needle and the parallel electrode collector, was used to fabricate highly aligned carbon nanotubes/polyacrylonitrile (CNTs/PAN) composite nanofibers. Characterizations of the samples—such as morphology, the degree of alignment, and mechanical and conductive properties—were investigated by a combination of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), universal testing machine, high-resistance meter, and other methods. The results showed the MPEM could improve the alignment and uniformity of electrospun CNTs/PAN composite nanofibers, and enhance their mechanical and conductive properties. This meant the successful preparation of highly aligned CNT-reinforced PAN nanofibers with enhanced physical properties, suggesting their potential application in appliances and communication areas. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon nanotubes; highly aligned; composite nanofibers; electrospinning carbon nanotubes; highly aligned; composite nanofibers; electrospinning
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Song, Y.; Sun, Z.; Xu, L.; Shao, Z. Preparation and Characterization of Highly Aligned Carbon Nanotubes/Polyacrylonitrile Composite Nanofibers. Polymers 2017, 9, 1.

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