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Characterisation of graphene fibres and graphene coated fibres using capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detector


Cabot, JM and Duffy, E and Currivan, S and Ruland, A and Jalili, R and Mozer, AJ and Innis, PC and Wallace, GG and Breadmore, M and Paull, B, Characterisation of graphene fibres and graphene coated fibres using capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detector, Analyst, 141, (9) pp. 2774-2782. ISSN 0003-2654 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry

DOI: doi:10.1039/c5an02534f


The use of capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection (C4D) for the characterisation of thin conductive graphene fibres, graphene composite fibres, and graphene coated fibrous materials is demonstrated for the first time. Within a few seconds, the non-destructive C4D detector provides a profile of the longetudinal physical homogeneity of the fibre, as well as extra information regarding fibre mophology and composition. In addition to the theoretical considerations related to the factors affect the output signal, this work evaluates the properties of graphene fibres using scanning C4D following the manufacturing process of wet-spinning. Furthermore, conductive graphene-coated fibrous materials and the effectiveness of the coating and reduction procedures applied could be investigated. Apart from the application of C4D in the monitoring of such processes, the feasibility of this small, highly sensitive and rapidly-responsive detector to monitor strain and elasticity responses of conductive and elastomeric composite fibres for applications in motion sensing, biomedical monitoring, and stretchable electronics was also demonstrated.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Contactless detection, sensors, material science, C4D, Graphene, Liquid crystal graphene oxide, graphene coation
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Sensor technology (incl. chemical aspects)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Cabot, JM (Dr Joan Cabot Canyelles)
UTAS Author:Duffy, E (Miss Emer Duffy)
UTAS Author:Currivan, S (Dr Sinead Currivan)
UTAS Author:Breadmore, M (Professor Michael Breadmore)
UTAS Author:Paull, B (Professor Brett Paull)
ID Code:112410
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2016-11-09
Last Modified:2017-10-30

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