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Direct electrospinning of Ag/polyvinylpyrrolidone nanocables

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Abstract

Core–sheath silver nanowire/polyvinylpyrrolidone (AgNW/PVP) nanocables have been fabricated via an efficient single-spinneret electrospinning method. The core–sheath structure is revealed by combining several characterization methods. A possible formation mechanism of the AgNW/PVP nanocable involving a strong stretching during the electrospinning process is proposed. Further, electrical measurements were performed on AgNW/PVP nanocables as well as bare AgNWs, which indicated the nanocables became insulating due to the isolation of highly conductive AgNWs by insulating PVP sheath. Therefore, the described fabrication method holds potential for the fabrication of low-cost metal/polymer composite materials for nanoelectronic applications in general.

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The article was received on 19 May 2011, accepted on 08 Sep 2011 and first published on 12 Oct 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10512D
Citation: Nanoscale, 2011,3, 4966-4971
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    Direct electrospinning of Ag/polyvinylpyrrolidone nanocables

    J. Song, M. Chen, M. B. Olesen, C. Wang, R. Havelund, Q. Li, E. Xie, R. Yang, P. Bøggild, C. Wang, F. Besenbacher and M. Dong, Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 4966
    DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10512D

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