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

Miao Wang, Ilya V. Anoshkin, Albert G. Nasibulin, Robin H A Ras, Nonappa Nonappa, Janne Laine, Esko I. Kauppinen, Olli Ikkala*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89051-89056
Number of pages6
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number92
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    HYBER: The Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence in Molecular Engineering of Biosynthetic Hybrid Materials research (2014-2019)

    Cherian, T., Nonappa, N., Ikkala, O., Bertula, K., Poutanen, M., Morits, M., Hynninen, V., Myllymäki, T., Toivonen, M., Sohrabi, F., Haataja, J., Sanchez Sanchez, A. & Rissanen, S.


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