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Publication details for Professor Andy Monkman

Abell, L, Adams, PN & Monkman, AP (1996). Electrical conductivity enhancement of predoped polyaniline by stretch orientation. Polymer 37(26): 5927-5931.
  • Publication type: Journal Article
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0032-3861
  • Keywords: deformation of camphorsulfonic acid doped polyaniline; orientation; conductivity enhancementCOUNTERION-INDUCED PROCESSIBILITY; FILMS; METAL

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A method for the reproducible production of isotropic free standing
camphorsulfonic acid doped polyaniline with a conductivity of (300 +/-
30) S cm(-1) is described. The paper then goes on to describe a method
of stretch orienting such films to enhance the conductivity parallel to
the draw direction to (890 +/- 30) S cm(-1). This improvement is
attributed to orientation of both the crystal and amorphous phases. The
samples produced by this method are the first stress oriented predoped
polyaniline specimens reported in the literature. Copyright (C) 1996
Elsevier Science Ltd.