Experimental and theoretical study of novel (semi)conductive polymer nanocomposites based on co-continuous block copolymer matrices combined with carbon nanotubes and metal-based nanowires

Project Details

Description

The project aims at a fundamental study of novel (semi)conductive polymer nanocomposites with the lowest possible weight percentage nanofiller loading, i.e., a significantly reduced percolation threshold (the weight percentage of conductive fillers needed for percolation). For this purpose, the knowledge of the latex method to prepare PS homopolymer nanocomposites with SWNTs, which ensures an optimal dispersion of the nanofillers, will be extended to design novel nanocomposites based on phase-separated co-continuous block copolymer matrices in combination with nanotubes (NTs) and metal-based semi-conductive nanowires (NWs).
AcronymFWOAL466
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0831/12/11

Flemish discipline codes

  • (Bio)chemical engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Chemical sciences

Keywords

  • carbon nanotubes
  • block copolymers