Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 33, 2017, Issue in Progress
Previous Article Next Article

Autonomous self-healing multiwalled carbon nanotube nanocomposites with piezoresistive effect

Author affiliations

Abstract

Autonomous self-healing fatty acid rubber nanocomposites reinforced by multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were synthesized by solution blending. The dispersion of MWCNTs in the self-healing fatty acid rubber matrix was observed by scanning electron microscopy. The reinforcement of MWCNTs on the mechanical properties and the self-healing capability of the self-healing fatty acid rubber/MWCNT nanocomposites were investigated by tensile testing. The effect of MWCNT concentration on the electrical conductivity of self-healing fatty acid rubber was studied and the electrically conductive behaviors of self-healing fatty acid rubber/MWCNT nanocomposites were interpreted using the percolation theory and tunneling model. The piezoresistive effect was observed in the nanocomposite with 19.7 vol% MWCNTs, which demonstrates potential for pressure sensing applications.

Graphical abstract: Autonomous self-healing multiwalled carbon nanotube nanocomposites with piezoresistive effect

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 10 Dec 2016, accepted on 03 Apr 2017 and first published on 07 Apr 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA28010B
RSC Adv., 2017,7, 20422-20429
  • Open access: Creative Commons BY license
  •   Request permissions

    Autonomous self-healing multiwalled carbon nanotube nanocomposites with piezoresistive effect

    T. Wu and B. Chen, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 20422
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA28010B

    This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. Material from this article can be used in other publications provided that the correct acknowledgement is given with the reproduced material.

    Reproduced material should be attributed as follows:

    • For reproduction of material from NJC:
      [Original citation] - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on behalf of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the RSC.
    • For reproduction of material from PCCP:
      [Original citation] - Published by the PCCP Owner Societies.
    • For reproduction of material from PPS:
      [Original citation] - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on behalf of the European Society for Photobiology, the European Photochemistry Association, and RSC.
    • For reproduction of material from all other RSC journals:
      [Original citation] - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry.

    Information about reproducing material from RSC articles with different licences is available on our Permission Requests page.

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements