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Title: Sensing behaviors of polymer/carbon nanotubes composites prepared in reversed microemulsion polymerization
Authors: Li, Z
Li, Q
Shang, S 
Li, L
Yang, X
Yu, X
Yan, G
Keywords: Carbon nanotubes
Composites
Polystyrene
Reversed microemulsion polymerization
Sensors
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Source: Journal of applied polymer science, 2011, v. 119, no. 3, p. 1842-1847 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of applied polymer science 
Abstract: Polystyrene/carbon nanotubes composites were readily prepared by reversed microemulsion polymerization. Compared with the composites prepared by solution mixing, the uniform dispersion of carbon nanotubes in polymer matrix could be obtained more easily and the thermal and electrical properties of the as-prepared composites were also enhanced. The as-prepared composites were deposited onto a microelectrode array to fabricate a vapor sensor. The response for different organic vapors was evaluated by monitoring the change in the resistance of the composites upon exposure to various gases. The change in resistance was of the order of about 103 for the composites prepared by reversed microemulsion polymerization. The chemical sensors based on the composites prepared by reversed microemulsion polymerization presented excellent reproducibility and reversibility in response.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/16394
ISSN: 0021-8995
EISSN: 1097-4628
DOI: 10.1002/app.32894
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