New Polymer Engineering Findings from Soochow University Discussed (Mechanical and Electrical Properties of the PA6/SWNTs Nanofiber Yarn by Electrospinning)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Investigators publish new report on Polymer Engineering. According to news originating from Suzhou, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "In this article, continuous PA6/single-wall nanotubes (SWNTs) nanofiber yarns were obtained by a special electrospinning method; the mechanical and electrical properties and the electric resistance-tensile strain sensitivity of the as-spun yarns were specially studied. The main parameters in the spinning process were systematically studied."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Soochow University, "Scanning electron microscope images and mechanical tests indicated that the optimum parameters for the electrospinning process were operation voltage = 20 kV, spinning flow rate = 0.09 ml/h, and winding speed = 150 rpm. Transmission electron microscopy images showed that the SWNTs have aligned along the axis of the nanofibers and thus formed a continuous conductive network which greatly improved the electrical conductivity of the PA6 nanofiber yarn and the percolation threshold was about 0.8 wt%."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The electric conductivities of the yarns at different stretching ratios were also measured with a custom-made fixture attached to the high-resistance meter, and for a given carbon nanotube concentration, the conductivity changes almost linearly with the tensile strain applied on the yarns."
For more information on this research see: Mechanical and Electrical Properties of the PA6/SWNTs Nanofiber Yarn by Electrospinning. Polymer Engineering and Science, 2014;54(7):1618-1624. Polymer Engineering and Science can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Polymer Engineering and Science - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1548-2634)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from J. Li, Soochow Univ, Natl Engn Lab Modern Silk, Suzhou 215123, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include L. Tian, N. Pan and Z.J. Pan.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Suzhou, Polymer Engineering, People's Republic of China
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