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ISRN Polymer Science
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 320316, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/320316
Research Article

Synthesis and Properties of Electroconductive Polymeric Composite Material Based on Polypyrrole

Branch of Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry, Scientific and Production Centre for Innovative Research and Technology, Obninsk 249033, Russia

Received 6 December 2011; Accepted 16 January 2012

Academic Editors: E. Fossum, D. Pavel, D. Quémener, and A. Uygun

Copyright © 2012 N. S. Ilicheva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A technique is proposed for obtaining electroconductive, mechanically strong, and elastic composite material based on polypyrrole and hydrophilized polyethylene. The relationship is established between the process parameters and properties of the composite material such as electroconductivity and mechanical strength. Several methods are considered in the view of increasing electroconductivity of the material. Physical and mechanical properties of the composite material are investigated.