Electrical properties of colloidal polyaniline-2-naphthalene sulfonic acid/graphene nanoparticle composite films

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  • C. Basavaraja,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Nanosystems Engineering, Institute of Basic Science and Nanomanufacturing, Inje University, Gimhae, Kyungnam, South Korea
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  • Kwang Il Kim,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Nanosystems Engineering, Institute of Basic Science and Nanomanufacturing, Inje University, Gimhae, Kyungnam, South Korea
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  • Gyu Ho Jung,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Nanosystems Engineering, Institute of Basic Science and Nanomanufacturing, Inje University, Gimhae, Kyungnam, South Korea
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  • Do Sung Huh

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Nanosystems Engineering, Institute of Basic Science and Nanomanufacturing, Inje University, Gimhae, Kyungnam, South Korea
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Abstract

Polyaniline (PANI) nanocomposites containing different weight percentages of graphene (GR) are chemically prepared in the presence of β-naphthalene sulfonic acid (NSA) and characterized using attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The characterization results suggest that the composites are formed via the interconnected fibrillar structure forming the semi-crystalline/amorphous configuration by the β-napthalene sulfonic acid (β-NSA). The conductivities of the composites suggest that the composites undergo by two different regions of I and II before and after 378 K. The electrical conductivity of the composites is increased by increasing temperature. The dependence of conductivity on temperature implies that the PANI-NSA/GR composites are organic semiconductors. POLYM. COMPOS., 35:60–67, 2014. © 2013 Society of Plastics Engineers

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