DC Conductivity in P-Toluenesulphonic Acid Doped Poly (2-Methylaniline)
Atul Kapil1, Navdeep Sharma2
1Atul Kapil*, School of Sciences, Former Faculty of Department of Physics, Career Point University Hamirpur (H.P.) 176041 INDIA.
2Sharma, Department of Applied Sciences, Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University (H.P.) 171013 INDIA.
Manuscript received on 1 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 9 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 1913-1916 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C4468098319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4468.098319
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Abstract: Para-toluenesulphonic acid doped Poly(2-methylaniline) (PmANI) was synthesized by chemical method using ammoniumpersulphate (APS) as an oxidant. It was synthesized along with optimization studies w.r.t. varied dopant-monomer ratios for better DC conductivity. Various spectroscopies like XRD, UV-Vis and FT-IR were used to characterize the polymer. The behavior of DC conductivity with variation in temperature was studied with in the temperature range of 300 – 425 K and it was observed that conductivity rised to ~four orders with the surge in temperature. The experimental conductivity data was fitted with various conduction models to find the proper charge transport mechanism in this polymer.
Keywords: Poly(2-methylaniline), Electrical Conduction, VRH Model, Arrhenius Model
Scope of the Article: Probabilistic Models and Methods.