2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Studies on Carbon Nanotubes – Polyaniline Based Composites

C. Lal, T.K. Gupta
Guruy Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, IN

Keywords:
carbon nanotubes, polyaniline based composites

Abstract:
Studies on Carbon Nanotubes – Polyaniline Based Composites Chhotey Lal, Tejendra Kumar Gupta and Anil Kumar National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Dr. K.S.Krishnan Marg New Delhi - 110012 Email-: tejendra.amu@gmail.com ABSTRACT Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) have become leading material for tremendous strategic applications. We have prepared CNT composites with the Polyaniline by solvent and powder methodology. The adhesion, alignment and the effect of composite nature have been studied by systematic characterization employing Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and thermal behaviour (TGA). The Polyaniline has effectively surface attachment and influenced binding properties, which have been observed on different types of Nanotubes precursor materials, prepared by different roots of synthesis. The CNTs have been synthesized at National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi by Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) from the organic substrates and arc discharge process. The CNTs have been accompanied with the iron material as impurities along with some amorphous carbons. The Functionalization of CNTs has been done with varying concentration of oxidizing agents. The possibility of the attachment of Polyaniline with CNTs may be either covalent or non-covalent which require detailed studies. The Polyaniline matrix is suitable for CNTs addition & the composites may be useful for various applications.


Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract