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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013, Article ID 148347, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/148347
Research Article

Fabrication of Conductive Polypyrrole Nanofibers by Electrospinning

Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

Received 5 July 2013; Accepted 3 September 2013

Academic Editor: Krasimir Vasilev

Copyright © 2013 Yiqun Cong 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

Electrospinning is employed to prepare conductive polypyrrole nanofibers with uniform morphology and good mechanical strength. Soluble PPy was synthesized with NaDEHS as dopant and then applied to electrospinning with or without PEO as carrier. The PEO contents had great influence on the morphology and conductivity of the electrospun material. The results of these experiments will allow us to have a better understanding of PPy electrospun nanofibers and will permit the design of effective electrodes in the BMIs fields.