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Conducting gel-fibres based on carrageenan, chitosan and carbon nanotubes

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A simple continuous flow wet-spinning method for assembling fibres consisting of two oppositely

    charged biopolymers (chitosan and carrageenan) and carbon nanotubes is reported. It was observed

    that the order in which the biopolymers are added, i.e. spinning chitosan into one of the carrageenans

    (or vice versa), affects the fibre composition as well as the resulting electrical and mechanical properties.

    The addition of carbon nanotubes into the fibres was found to improve Young’s modulus values

    coupled with a significant improvement in the electrical conductivity by up to 6 orders of magnitude.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Granero, A. J., Razal, J. M., Wallace, G. G. & in het Panhuis, M. (2010). Conducting gel-fibres based on carrageenan, chitosan and carbon nanotubes. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20 (37), 7953-7956.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77956480972

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/433

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 7953

End Page


  • 7956

Volume


  • 20

Issue


  • 37

Abstract


  • A simple continuous flow wet-spinning method for assembling fibres consisting of two oppositely

    charged biopolymers (chitosan and carrageenan) and carbon nanotubes is reported. It was observed

    that the order in which the biopolymers are added, i.e. spinning chitosan into one of the carrageenans

    (or vice versa), affects the fibre composition as well as the resulting electrical and mechanical properties.

    The addition of carbon nanotubes into the fibres was found to improve Young’s modulus values

    coupled with a significant improvement in the electrical conductivity by up to 6 orders of magnitude.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Granero, A. J., Razal, J. M., Wallace, G. G. & in het Panhuis, M. (2010). Conducting gel-fibres based on carrageenan, chitosan and carbon nanotubes. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20 (37), 7953-7956.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77956480972

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/433

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 7953

End Page


  • 7956

Volume


  • 20

Issue


  • 37