Developing a System to Measure the Conductivity of Fiber Welded Polyionic Biocomposites in Controlled Relative Humidity

Midshipman Researcher(s): 1/C Ethan Fessler, 3/C Anders Gulbrandson

Adviser(s): Dr. Tyler Cosby, Dr. Ashlee Aiello, Professor Paul C. Trulove, CDR David P. Durkin

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Poly(ionic) biocomposites were prepared by the Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) process using the ionic liquid methyl vinyl imidazolium methylphosphonate (MVIMPhos), cotton yarn. Then a system was designed to accommodate electrochemical evaluations under conditions of controlled relative humidity. Further work is ongoing to evaluate the biocomposites structure, morphology, and conductivity.

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