Conducting flexible paper based on Bacterial cellulose and Polyaniline composites

Anand, Divya (2015) Conducting flexible paper based on Bacterial cellulose and Polyaniline composites. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

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Abstract

Development of new greener material for conducting paper is sought for applications such as security paper, actuators, and anti-static packaging. In the present work a conducting paper/conducting polymer composite is prepared using bacterial cellulose and polyaniline. It is required that these materials possess high conductivity, low density and good mechanical integrity. This work aims to produce bacterial nan cellulose (BC) -polyaniline (PANI) nanocomposites by in situ polymerization. The advantages of using BC over filter paper are evident from the results in this report because of its ultrafine network structure, sufficient porosity, high purity and crystallinity, good mechanical properties, water holding capability and low environmental impact. Strategies to produce these composites from BC membranes and nanowhiskers have been reported. The BC/PANI composites thus formed are expected to possess good electrical conductivity and capacitance, in addition to excellent mechanical properties and flexibility. In this work, synthesis of polyaniline has been optimized and preliminary results on BC-PANI composites have been shown.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conducting Polymer, Poly aniline, Bacterial Cellulose, TD393
Subjects: Others > Metallurgy
Materials Engineering > Materials engineering
Divisions: Department of Material Science Engineering
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2015 04:53
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2015 04:53
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1692
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