Electrically conductive extruded filaments of polyaniline/polymer blends

Meital Zilberman, A. Siegmann, M. Narkis

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Abstract

Blends of plasticized polystyrene and conductive polyaniline (PANI) were prepared by melt processing, and extruded filaments were obtained by using a capillary rheometer. The effect of flow conditions, including temperature and shear rate, on the morphology of the blends and on the resulting electrical conductivity were investigated. Under a combination of specific processing and given blend compositions, the electrical conductivity was found to be independent of shear level over a wide range of shear rates. Thus, conductive melt processible PANI-based blends can be designed, however relatively high PANI concentrations (well above percolation) are required. Blend systems can be developed to further reduce the PANI concentration in ternary component blends.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-110
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Polymer Engineering
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • binary polymer blends
  • melt processing
  • polyaniline blends

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