Image icon  Aligned carbon nanotubes, coated with a conducting polymer

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Description: Carbon nanotubes are a long, tubular form of carbon that has an extremely high surface area. Conducting polymers, as their name suggests, are a group of polymers that exhibit excellent electrical conductivity, in some cases reaching that of copper.
Keywords: alignment • carbon • carbon nanotube • coating • conducting polymer • nanotube • polymer • polypyrrole
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Polymers & elastomers
Properties > Electrical, magnetic & optical > Conductivity
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Nano(-materials)
Scale > Micro
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
M Hughes, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 03 October 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
Resource ID: 1676