author：Al-Jallad, M., and Y. Atassi
journal：Journal Of Electrostatics
Conductive mats of polylactic acid/polyaniline PLLA/PANI aligned nanofibers are prepared starting from aligned nanofiber mats of PLLA. The average DC-conductivity of the composite mats is 0.18 +/- 0.02 S. cm(-1) in the parallel direction of fibers and 0.03 +/- 0.004 S. cm(-1) in the perpendicular direction. In comparison with published DC-conductivity values of PANI nanofiber composite or blend mats with PLLA or with other polymers, the current mats exhibit good DC-conductivity values and better anisotropy of electrical conductivity. The study of aging effect on the DC-conductivity reveals an exponential decrease with a characteristic time of tau approximate to 9 weeks. The electrical impedance spectroscopy shows an ohmic and capacitive behavior of the composite mat.