Electrical conductivity of degraded polyacrylonitrile powder by microwave irradiation for supercapacitor devices or other mobile applications.

Spiridon Koutsonas

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    The primary aim of this article is to investigate and compare the static electricconductivity of degraded polyacrylonitrile powders under microwave irradiation in air. Theresistivity of these materials was finally calculated. SEM analysis was used in order tocharacterize the most conductive powder. Polyacrylonitrile microwave conductivity may playan important role in the construction of high porosity area and so in electrochemicalsupercapacitor devices with high performances. Degradation of polyacrylonitrile carbonbased nanoporous materials can be also used in the construction of fuel cells and in polymerlithium batteries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)203-205
    JournalMaterials Letters
    Issue number22083
    Early online date2 Feb 2017
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2017

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    • Polyacrylonitrile
    • conductivity
    • degradation
    • microwave irradiation
    • supercapacitors


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