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Electrical, structural and magnetic properties of polyaniline/pTSA-TiO2 nanocomposites

Nagaraja, M and Pattar, Jayadev and Shashank, N and Manjanna, J and Kamada, Y and Rajanna, K and Mahesh, HM (2009) Electrical, structural and magnetic properties of polyaniline/pTSA-TiO2 nanocomposites. In: Synthetic metals, 159 (7-8). pp. 718-722.

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Polyaniline (PANI)/para-toluene sulfonic acid (pTSA) and PANI/pTSA-TiO2 composites were prepared using chemical method and characterized by infrared spectroscopy (IR), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The electrical conductivity and magnetic properties were also measured. In corroboration with XRD, the micrographs of SEM indicated the homogeneous dispersion of TiO nanoparticles in bulk PANI/pTSA matrix. Conductivity of the PANI/pTSA-TiO2 was higher than the PAN[/pTSA, and the maximum conductivity obtained was 9.48 (S/cm) at 5 wt% of TiO2. Using SQUID magnetometer, it was found that PANI/pTSA was either paramagnetic or weakly ferromagnetic from 300 K down to 5 K with H-C approximate to 30 Oe and M-r approximate to 0.015 emu/g. On the other hand,PANI/pTSA-TiO2 was diamagnetic from 300 K down to about 50 K and below which it was weakly ferromagnetic. Furthermore, a nearly temperature-independent magnetization was observed in both the cases down to 50 K and below which the magnetization increased rapidly (a Curie like susceptibility was observed). The Pauli susceptibility (chi(pauli)) was calculated to be about 4.8 X 10(-5) and 1.6 x 10(-5)emug(-1) Oe(-1) K for PANI/pTSA and PANI/pTSA-TiO2, respectively.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Synthetic metals
Publisher: Elsevier science
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier science.
Keywords: Polyaniline;TiO2;Composite;Conductivity;Morphology;Magnetic properties.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2009 07:07
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20833

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