Electrical behaviour of native cellulose nanofibril/carbon nanotube hybrid aerogels under cyclic compression
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- Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
- St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University
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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|