Effect of functionalization on the electrochemical behavior of multi-walled carbon nanotube and parafilm nanocomposites: Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures: Vol 0, No 0


Mushy, versatile and conductive interfaces are in excessive demand in wearable electronics the place it may be used as electrode materials built-in with industrial digital elements and dwelling system. Within the current examine, we’ve developed versatile nanocomposites of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with parafilm (PF) thermoplastic. Because the presence of carboxylic functionalization (─COOH teams) at MWCNT floor improves their dispersion properties, pristine MWCNTs (p-MWCNT) had been oxidized to supply functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (f-MWCNT) and it was additional used as conductive filler. Characterization and comparability of morphological, bodily, chemical and electrochemical properties of p-MWCNT, f-MWCNT, p-MWCNT-PF nanocomposite movie and f-MWCNT-PF nanocomposite movie was achieved utilizing SEM, FTIR, RAMAN spectroscopy, TGA and electrochemical research. The outcomes recommend that chemical oxidation of p-MWCNT majorly generates carboxylic capabilities on the p-MWCNT floor which decreases as f-MWCNT embeds within the PF matrix. The f-MWCNT-PF nanocomposite movies are thermally extra secure as in comparison with p-MWCNT-PF nanocomposite movies. Chemical oxidation therapy generates graphitic defects facilitating electron switch course of and better conductivity on the f-MWCNT-PF nanocomposite movie electrode floor. We imagine that the excellent efficiency of soppy and versatile f-MWCNT-PF nanocomposite movies gives a singular and efficient option to develop electrochemical platform for biosensor fabrication in wearable purposes.


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