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


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.


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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