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Micrograph no
644
Brief description
Carbon nanotubes, coated with a conducting polymer
Keywords
carbon, carbon nanotube, coating, conducting polymer, nanotube Link to MATTER Glossary entry for nanotube, polymer Link to MATTER Glossary entry for polymer, polypyrrole
Categories
Polymer
System
Carbon nanotube
Composition
Coating of polypyrrole
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
The composite films were formed by electrochemically polymerising a conducting polymer, polypyrrole, onto unaligned carbon nanotubes.
Applications
These fine conducting composites have many potential applications in microelectronic devices and sensors.
Sample preparation
Technique
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
Length bar
100 nm
Further information
Carbon nanotubes are a long, tubular form of carbon that has an extremely high surface area. Conducting polymers, as their name suggests, are a group of polymers that exhibit excellent electrical conductivity, in some cases reaching that of copper.
Contributor
M Hughes
Organisation
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Date
03/10/02
Licence for re-use
Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales
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