Synthesis Of NaNo (Pani-SnO2) Composites and Study of D. C. Conductivity

Author(s): D. R. Bijwe, S. S. Yawale and S. P. Yawale

In the present paper, we report D.C. conductivity on the composite of conducting polymer polyaniline (PANI) with nano crystalline SnO2 powder. The D.C. conductivity of (PANI-SnO2) composite has been investigated. The PANI samples with SnO2 are prepared with different (10, 12, 15, 20, 25) wt%. The experimental results showed that the D.C. electrical conductivity increased with increasing the tin oxide (SnO2) concentration and temperature. The nanosize Tin oxide is prepared in the laboratory from SnCl4 & ammonia solution. The polyaniline conducting polymer is synthesized by chemical oxidation method using ammonium persulfate as oxidizing agent. The 20 wt % of nanosize tin oxide (SnO2) powder was added in solution during the synthesis of polyaniline. TEM (Transmission electron microscopy) results shows the particle size of SnO2 in the range of 10-20 nm.

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