The process of combining natural cellulosic fibers with conducting polymers (CPs) is being pursued by scientist and researchers for their achievable synergistic electrical and biofriendly properties. CPs can be deposited on to a wide variety of cellulosic substrate and fibers, thus achieving good interactions between them. Various methods of deposition include in situ polymerization, physical coating, multilayering, and printing. Such materials are used for achieving more sustainable and low-cost CP-based applications.
Part of the book: Conducting Polymers
Graphene and graphene oxide have been the forefront of research in the field of carbon nanostructures. In this chapter, the authors attempt to review and discuss works on electrospinning of graphene oxide-based nanofibre materials, mainly focusing on their combination with polymeric materials. Explanation and insights towards their method of preparation, properties and applications will be discussed. The conclusion section will give some closing remarks regarding the future direction of graphene-based nanofibres.
Part of the book: Advances in Carbon Nanostructures