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Issue 92, 2016
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Electrical behaviour of native cellulose nanofibril/carbon nanotube hybrid aerogels under cyclic compression

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Abstract

Hybrid aerogels consisting of cellulose nanofibers (CNF) and modified few-walled carbon nanotubes (FWCNT) are investigated under cyclic mechanical compression to explore “electrical fatigue”. For this purpose the FWCNTs were hydrophilized, thus promoting their aqueous dispersibility to allow FWCNT/CNF hybrid hydrogels, followed by freeze-drying to obtain hybrid aerogels. The optimized composition consisting of FWCNT/CNF 20/80 wt/wt showed conductivity of 10−5 S cm−1 as promoted due to double percolation, and showed only small changes in electrical and mechanical behaviour upon cycling 100 times. The electrical behaviour under cycled compression shows good stability and reversibility.

Graphical abstract: Electrical behaviour of native cellulose nanofibril/carbon nanotube hybrid aerogels under cyclic compression

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Submitted
22 Jun 2016
Accepted
05 Sep 2016
First published
05 Sep 2016

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2016,6, 89051-89056
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Electrical behaviour of native cellulose nanofibril/carbon nanotube hybrid aerogels under cyclic compression

M. Wang, I. V. Anoshkin, A. G. Nasibulin, R. H. A. Ras, Nonappa, J. Laine, E. I. Kauppinen and O. Ikkala, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 89051
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA16202A

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