Low-Density Polyethylene/Zinc Ferrite Nanocomposites Prepared for Structural, Morphology and Electrical Studies
Nayeemuddin1, S A M N Quadri2

1Nayeemuddin, Research Scholer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Khaja Banda Nawaz College of Engineering, Kalaburagi (Karnataka), India.
2Dr. S A M N Quadri, Professor and Head R&D, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Khaja Banda Nawaz College of Engineering, Kalaburagi (Karnataka), India.
Manuscript received on 23 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 27 June 2019 | PP: 278-281 | Volume-8 Issue-1C May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A10480581C19/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The structural, morphological and electrical properties of low density polyethylene (LDPE) /Zinc Ferrite(ZnFe2O4) nanocomposites (NCs) prepared via solution casting are studied. The prepared composites were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), TEM and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy(FTIR) for theanalysis of their structure, morphology and chemical composition with various modes of vibrations. The PXRD measurement confirms that the compound shows spinel cubic phase belong Fd3m (227) space group. Morphology of the NCswas studied with help of SEM and surface profile which reveals thatthe compound composed of nearly spherical agglomerated particles with well-defined grains andgrain boundaries. TEM analysis carried out to study the layered structure of NCs. The frequency dependent AC conductivity measurements were carried out on the NCs at various temperatures. Conductivity is increased with temperature. The present study facilitate in selecting the suitable materials for the nano electronics and spintronic applications.
Keywords: LDPE, Morphology, Solution Casting, Zinc Ferrite.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials