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BACHELOR OF MANUFACTURING

ENGINEERING (ENGINEERING
MATERIALS) SESSION 2015/2016

Fabrication and Characterization of
Carbon Nanotube filled
Conducting Polymer Blend System
Chon Yu Yun

B051210054

Department of Engineering Materials
Faculty of Manufacturing

Cassidy. great electrical and optical properties with flexibility in processing and ease of synthesis. (Magnuson et al.INTRODUCTION What is Polymer ? Organic polymer which can conduct electricity Conducting Intrinsically conducting Through doping Polyaniline (PANI) in the form of half oxidative green emeraldine state (y = 0. 1999) It consists of alternating single and double bond which allows the charges “jumping” within the chain of polymer. (Balint.. It is the research interest due to its ability to conduct charge. & Cartmell.5). 2014) .

Conductin g Polymer can be made into composite thin film.Nanowires Gas Sensors Optoelectronic device .Supercapacitors - PANI can be used to make composite thin film. .

PROBLEM STATEMENT Lack of mechanical properties of PANI for commercialized application Blend with HDPE. which provide excellent tensile properties and suitable to fabricate via melt blending with PANI Polyaniline Incorporation with CNT fillers. High Density which provide both structural Polyethlene (mechanical properties) and functional Multi-walled (electrical Carbon Nanotube properties) to the PANI What is the effect of different amount of PANI in PANI/HDPE system on electrical conductivity ? What is the effect of incorporation of CNT fillers in PANI/HDPE system on electrical conductivity ? .

OBJECTIVES To fabricate the PANI/HDPE blend with varying of different loading of PANI and CNT fillers To study the effect of addition of PANI and CNT fillers on the viscosity of the system To characterize the electrical conductivity of the polymer blend by using resistivity meter .

METHODOLOGY .

0 90.00 0.0 85.0 72.0 25.5 89.0 Composition of PANI.0 90.0 83.5 78. HDPE Samples and MWCNTPANI (wt HDPE (wt %) 0.50 2.0 15.5 Filler (wt%) 0.0 10.00 2.0 5.0 95. HDPE and MWCNT Sample PANI HDPE MWNT s (wt%) (wt%) 0 1 2 3 4 5 0 5 10 15 20 25 100.0 94.50 1.00 1.0 0 1 2 3 4 5 %) 100.0 20.05 .METHODOLOGY Composition of PANI.0 75.

atcompare the right. 919-926. B.. Mathur. R. . Polyaniline–MWCNT nanocomposites for microwave absorption and EMI shielding. effect of MWCNT content is affected the conductivity of PANI.0 S cm−1). electrical conductivity is remained unchanged after blending with HDPE pellets. S. Saini. P.7 S cm−1) was even better than MWCNT (19.. K.. (2009).EXPECTED RESULTS By adding HDPE into PANI. & Dhawan. it is expected to have increment in the electrical conductivity when According to the figure shown tothe PANI/HDPE blend. Singh. V.1 S cm−1) or PANI (2. B. The electrical conductivity of PANI–MWCNT composite (19. By filling MWNT into PANI/HDPE. Materials Chemistry and Physics. 113(2). P. Choudhary..