Films, Buckypapers and Fibers from Clay, Chitosan and Carbon Nanotubes
AbstractThe mechanical and electrical characteristics of films, buckypapers and fiber materials from combinations of clay, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and chitosan are described. The rheological time-dependent characteristics of clay are maintained in clay–carbon nanotube–chitosan composite dispersions. It is demonstrated that the addition of chitosan improves their mechanical characteristics, but decreases electrical conductivity by three-orders of magnitude compared to clay–CNT materials. We show that the electrical response upon exposure to humid atmosphere is influenced by clay-chitosan interactions, i.e., the resistance of clay–CNT materials decreases, whereas that of clay–CNT–chitosan increases.
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Higgins, T.M.; Warren, H.; Panhuis, M. Films, Buckypapers and Fibers from Clay, Chitosan and Carbon Nanotubes. Nanomaterials 2011, 1, 3-19.
Higgins TM, Warren H, Panhuis M. Films, Buckypapers and Fibers from Clay, Chitosan and Carbon Nanotubes. Nanomaterials. 2011; 1(1):3-19.Chicago/Turabian Style
Higgins, Thomas M.; Warren, Holly; Panhuis, Marc in het. 2011. "Films, Buckypapers and Fibers from Clay, Chitosan and Carbon Nanotubes." Nanomaterials 1, no. 1: 3-19.