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Bimodal Dispersion of Silver Nanoparticles for Conducting Polymer

Malik, Aamir Saeed and Moiz, S.A and Imran, S.M and Kim, S.M and Um, H.-D and Jee, S.-W and Kim, H.T and Lee, J.-H (2012) Bimodal Dispersion of Silver Nanoparticles for Conducting Polymer. In: 4th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems (ICIAS), 2012, 12-14 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

The effects of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) on the dispersion of bi-modal silver nanoparticles inside polyaniline emeraldine base (Ag-PANIEB) as nanocomposite were investigated and discussed. Firstly, the bimodal Ag nanoparticles were synthesized with the help of precipitation method by semi-batch reactor and then ultrasonically blended inside the PANIEB matrix in the presence/absence of IPA followed by various characterization of Ag-PANIEB nanocomposite. It was observed that the bimodal dispersion of Ag nanoparticles inside PAIEB thin film was significantly improved in the presence of isopropyl alcohol (IPA). Such bimodal dispersion of Ag nanoparticles in the presence of IPA also enhances the electrical response of the Ag-PANIEB nanocomposite. A mechanism explaining the improvement in electrical response of bimodal Ag-PANIEB nanocomposite in the presence of IPA is proposed and discussed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Centre of Excellence > Center for Intelligent Signal and Imaging Research
Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Research Institutes > Institute for Health Analytics
ID Code:8396
Deposited By: Dr Aamir Saeed Malik
Deposited On:22 Nov 2012 02:56
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:21

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