Ambient-temperature waterborne polymer/rGO nanocomposite films: effect of rGO distribution on electrical conductivity

Yasemin Fadil, Le N. M. Dinh, Monique O. Y. Yap, Rhiannon P. Kuchel, Yin Yao, Taro Omura, Ulises A. Aregueta-Robles, Ning Song, Shujuan Huang, Florent Jasinski, Thickett Thickett, Hideto Minami, Vipul Agarwal, Per B. Zetterlund

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Abstract

Electrically conductive polymer/rGO (reduced graphene oxide) films based on styrene and n-butyl acrylate are prepared by a variety of aqueous latex based routes involving ambient temperature film formation. Techniques based on miniemulsion polymerization using GO as surfactant and "physical mixing" approaches (i.e., mixing an aqueous polymer latex with an aqueous GO dispersion) are employed, followed by heat treatment of the films to convert GO to rGO. The distribution of GO sheets and the electrical conductivity depend strongly on the preparation method, with electrical conductivities in the range 9 × 10-4 to 3.4 × 102 S/m. Higher electrical conductivities are obtained using physical mixing compared to miniemulsion polymerization, which is attributed to the former providing a higher level of self-alignment of rGO into larger linear domains. The present results illustrate how the distribution of GO sheets within these hybrid materials can to some extent be controlled by judicious choice of preparation method, thereby providing an attractive means of nanoengineering for specific potential applications.

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LanguageEnglish
Pages48450-48458
Number of pages9
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume11
Issue number51
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Nanocomposite films
Polymer films
Latex
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Polymers
Polymerization
Styrene
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Hybrid materials
Surface-Active Agents
Temperature
Graphene
Oxide films
Surface active agents
Heat treatment
Electric Conductivity

Keywords

  • graphene
  • graphene oxide
  • nanocomposite
  • emulsion
  • radical polymerization

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Fadil, Y., Dinh, L. N. M., Yap, M. O. Y., Kuchel, R. P., Yao, Y., Omura, T., ... Zetterlund, P. B. (2019). Ambient-temperature waterborne polymer/rGO nanocomposite films: effect of rGO distribution on electrical conductivity. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11(51), 48450-48458. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b19183
Fadil, Yasemin ; Dinh, Le N. M. ; Yap, Monique O. Y. ; Kuchel, Rhiannon P. ; Yao, Yin ; Omura, Taro ; Aregueta-Robles, Ulises A. ; Song, Ning ; Huang, Shujuan ; Jasinski, Florent ; Thickett, Thickett ; Minami, Hideto ; Agarwal, Vipul ; Zetterlund, Per B. / Ambient-temperature waterborne polymer/rGO nanocomposite films : effect of rGO distribution on electrical conductivity. In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 2019 ; Vol. 11, No. 51. pp. 48450-48458.
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In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 11, No. 51, 26.12.2019, p. 48450-48458.

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