Background: Many spinning patents and technologies have been explored to produce diverse types of nanomaterials for different applications. As a novel method, the blown bubble-spinning is a one-step process for fabrication of nanofibrous bundles.
Method: In this study, polyamide6/66(PA6/66) nanofibrous bundles filled with different concentrations of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were prepared by the blown bubble-spinning. The dispersion of MWCNT in nanofibers under different treatments was investigated and a detailed characterization focusing on the influence of the presence of MWCNT on the morphology, thermal property and electrical property was carried out.
Results: The results showed that MWCNTs treated by Tween60 and ultrasonication were embedded in the PA6/66 nanofibers with uniform dispersion. In addition, it was observed that thermal stability and electrical conductivity of nanofibrous bundles increased with an increase in MWCNT content.
Conclusion: The PA6/66/MWCNT nanofibrous bundles fabricated by the blown bubble spinning have the great potential applications in sensors and supercapacitors.