Nanocomposite Materials for Sensors

Conducting Polymer Based Nanocomposites for Sensing

Author(s): D. Navadeepthy, G. Srividhya and N. Ponpandian * .

Pp: 62-80 (19)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815050981122020007

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


 The enormous development in the industrial and ecological base has led to increasing concern over the advent of new materials with implicit properties. A considerable interest has grown in conducting polymer nanocomposites as they are widely attracted for diverse applications due to the combinatory effect of conducting polymers and electrical and chemical properties of inorganic nanoparticles. The result was incredible with unique functionality, conductivity, structure, reactivity, processability (colloidal stability or mechanical strength), and sensitivity with biodegradable and bio-compatible nature. The unique features of conducting polymer nanocomposites have gained attention in multiple applications. Recently, conducting polymer based nanocomposites are widely utilized as nanosensors in detecting temperature, stress, toxic gases and bio-elements. The present chapter deeply discusses the types of conducting polymer nanocomposites, as novel hybrid materials for sensor applications. 

Keywords: Conducting polymers, Hybrid materials, Nanocomposites, Oxidation, Polymerization, Reduction, Sensors.

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