Manufacturing and characterizations of flexible poly(dimethylsiloxane)/poly (vinyl acetate)/polythiophene ternary composite films

Kayabas H. M., Essiz S., SARI B.

POLYMER-PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIALS, vol.58, no.14, pp.1535-1544, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this study, polythiophene and poly(dimethylsiloxane)/poly(vinyl acetate)/polythiophene ternary composites were synthesized. The new ternary composites obtained in powder and film forms were characterized using various techniques. Magnetic properties of all the materials were analyzed by Gouy balance measurements, and it was found that their conductivity mechanism is of polaron nature. The surface structure, surface roughness, and thermal properties of the prepared samples were identified by Scanning Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, and Thermogravimetric Analysis, respectively. The tensile-tension test studies were performed for mechanical properties. The PDMS/PVAc/PT (6%) composite demonstrated about 50% of the maximum strain value (%) of vulcanized natural rubber.