Polyacrylonitrile-based nanofibers—A state-of-the-art review

This review presents various combinations of PAN and PAN-based precursors in producing carbon nanofibers from the PAN homopolymer or its modified precursors, copolymers, blends and various composites

S.K. Nataraj; K.S. Yang; T.M. Aminabhavi

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • Polyacrylonitrile, a well-known polymer with good stability and mechanical properties, has been widely used in producing carbon nanofibers as these have attracted much recent attention due to their excellent characteristics, such as spinnability, environmentally benign nature and commercial viability
  • This review presents various combinations of PAN and PAN-based precursors in producing CNFs from the PAN homopolymer or its modified precursors, copolymers, blends and various composites
  • Various modifications of PAN and their future prospects in different scientific and technological disciplines are addressed

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