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Fibers and Polymers

, Volume 20, Issue 10, pp 2114–2119 | Cite as

Effect of Plasma Pre-treatment on the Conductivity of Polypyrrole-coated Cotton Fabric

  • Priyadarshini RajasekaranEmail author
  • Bagavathi Muthuraman
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Abstract

In this research work, the effect of plasma treatment on cotton fabric prior to in-situ polymerization of polypyrrole is studied. Cotton woven fabric samples are, individually, pre-treated with argon and nitrogen plasma. Samples that were pre-treated with argon plasma and then subjected to in-situ polymerization of polypyrrole show higher conductance in comparison with the sample pre-treated with nitrogen plasma. This is attributed to the increased interfacial bonding of the pyrrole ring with the argon functional groups.

Keywords

Plasma treatment Polypyrrole Fabric conductivity Nitrogen plasma Shielding property 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Priyadarshini Rajasekaran
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bagavathi Muthuraman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Fashion TechnologyKumaraguru College of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia

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