• Effects of Electron-beam Irradiation on Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Conductive PEDOT:PSS/Silane Aerogels
  • Jaehwan Shin, Young Been Lee, and Felix Sunjoo Kim

  • School of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Korea

  • 전자선 조사에 의한 전도성 PEDOT:PSS 에어로젤의 전기적 및 기계적 물성 변화 연구
  • 신재환 · 이영빈 · 김선주

  • 중앙대학교 화학신소재공학부

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We prepared polymer aerogels based on a conducting polymer, poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS), and silane precursors, such as tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS) and (3-glycidyloxypropyl)trimethoxysilane (GOPS), and investigated their specific resistance and stress–strain behaviors as a function of electron-beam dose. PEDOT:PSS/silane aerogels were easily made by homogenizing and freeze-drying from the aqueous mixtures. The composite aerogels were irradiated by the high-energy electron beams with a dose ranging from 1 to 50 kGy. Solvent vapor treatment was also used to see the effects of irradiation on the properties of the resulting aerogels. The resistance of high-conductivity aerogels increased when irradiated. PEDOT:PSS/TEOS aerogels became stiffer when irradiated, whereas PEDOT:PSS/GOPS samples peaked the stiffness at 1~5 kGy. Different behaviors were likely from two competitive mechanisms of chemical scission and cross-linking caused by electron beams

전도성 고분자 복합체 PEDOT:PSS에 실란 전구체인 TEOS 또는 GOPS를 혼합하여 고분자 에어로젤을 제작하고, 전자선 조사 공정에 따른 비저항과 스트레스-스트레인 특성을 연구하였다. PEDOT:PSS/실란 에어로젤은 혼합 수분산액의 균질화와 동결 건조를 통해 제작하였으며, 복합체 에어로젤에 대한 전자선 조사선량은 1에서 50 kGy까지 달리하였다. 용매 증기 처리를 통해 전도도를 향상시킨 에어로젤의 저항은 전자선 조사에 따라 증가하였다. PEDOT:PSS/TEOS 에어로젤은 전자선 조사에 따라 경직성이 증가하는 경향을 보였으나, PEDOT:PSS/GOPS 샘플은 경직도가 1~5 kGy에서 최대를 보였다. 이러한 경향 차이는 전자선 조사에 의한 공유결합 절단과 가교 기작의 경쟁에 따른 것으로 보인다

Keywords: conducting polymer, polymer-silane composite, hybrid aerogel, electron beam, strain-stress behavior

  • Polymer(Korea) 폴리머
  • Frequency : Bimonthly(odd)
    ISSN 0379-153X(Print)
    ISSN 2234-8077(Online)
    Abbr. Polym. Korea
  • 2018 Impact Factor : 0.500
  • Indexed in SCIE

This Article

  • 2021; 45(2): 246-252

    Published online Mar 25, 2021

  • 10.7317/pk.2021.45.2.246
  • Received on Oct 18, 2020
  • Revised on Nov 4, 2020
  • Accepted on Nov 8, 2020

Correspondence to

  • Felix Sunjoo Kim
  • School of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Korea

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