Highly Stretchable Conducting SIBS-P3HT Fibers

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Abstract


  • Poly(styrene- β -isobutylene- β -styrene)-poly(3-hexylthiophene) (SIBS-P3HT)

    conducting composite fi bers are successfully produced using a continuous

    fl ow approach. Composite fi bers are stiffer than SIBS fi bers and able to

    withstand strains of up 975% before breaking. These composite fi bers exhibit

    interesting reversible mechanical and electrical characteristics, which are

    applied to demonstrate their strain gauging capabilities. This will facilitate

    their potential applications in strain sensing or elastic electrodes. Here, the

    fabrication and characterization of highly stretchable electrically conducting

    SIBS-P3HT fi bers using a solvent/non-solvent wet-spinning technique is

    reported. This fabrication method combines the processability of conducting

    SIBS-P3HT blends with wet-spinning, resulting in fi bers that could be easily

    spun up to several meters long. The resulting composite fi ber materials

    exhibit an increased stiffness (higher Young’s modulus) but lower ductility

    compared to SIBS fi bers. The fi bers’ reversible mechanical and electrical characteristics

    are applied to demonstrate their strain gauging capabilities.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Granero Rodriguez, A. J., Wagner, P. W., Wagner, K. K., Razal, J. M., Wallace, G. G. & in het Panhuis, M. (2011). Highly Stretchable Conducting SIBS-P3HT Fibers. Advanced Functional Materials, 21 (5), 955-962.

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  • 2-s2.0-79952170976

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2078&context=scipapers&unstamped=1

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Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 955

End Page


  • 962

Volume


  • 21

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • Germany

Abstract


  • Poly(styrene- β -isobutylene- β -styrene)-poly(3-hexylthiophene) (SIBS-P3HT)

    conducting composite fi bers are successfully produced using a continuous

    fl ow approach. Composite fi bers are stiffer than SIBS fi bers and able to

    withstand strains of up 975% before breaking. These composite fi bers exhibit

    interesting reversible mechanical and electrical characteristics, which are

    applied to demonstrate their strain gauging capabilities. This will facilitate

    their potential applications in strain sensing or elastic electrodes. Here, the

    fabrication and characterization of highly stretchable electrically conducting

    SIBS-P3HT fi bers using a solvent/non-solvent wet-spinning technique is

    reported. This fabrication method combines the processability of conducting

    SIBS-P3HT blends with wet-spinning, resulting in fi bers that could be easily

    spun up to several meters long. The resulting composite fi ber materials

    exhibit an increased stiffness (higher Young’s modulus) but lower ductility

    compared to SIBS fi bers. The fi bers’ reversible mechanical and electrical characteristics

    are applied to demonstrate their strain gauging capabilities.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Granero Rodriguez, A. J., Wagner, P. W., Wagner, K. K., Razal, J. M., Wallace, G. G. & in het Panhuis, M. (2011). Highly Stretchable Conducting SIBS-P3HT Fibers. Advanced Functional Materials, 21 (5), 955-962.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79952170976

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2078&context=scipapers&unstamped=1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/1012

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 955

End Page


  • 962

Volume


  • 21

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • Germany