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      Polyaniline; D.C. conductivity; UV-visible; XRD; FTIR; PL.

    • Abstract

       

      Aqueous binary dopant (ZrOCl2/AgI) is used in different ratios such as 1:1, 1:2 and 2:1 (w/w) for chemical doping to enhance the conductivity of synthesized polyaniline (PANI). The doping of polyaniline is carried out using tetrahydrofuran as a solvent. Doped samples are characterized using various techniques such as 𝐼–𝑉 characteristics, UV-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry (XRD), FTIR and photoluminescence (PL) studies. A significant enhancement in d.c. conductivity has been observed with the introduction of binary dopant. UV-visible study shows that optical parameters change considerably after doping. Interestingly, both direct and indirect bandgaps are observed in the doped samples. XRD patterns show the semi-crystalline nature of doped polyaniline. FTIR study shows structural modifications in functional groups with doping in PANI. Photoluminescence spectra exhibit emission properties of the samples.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Kiran Kumari1 Vazid Ali1 Anand Kumar2 Sushil Kumar2 M Zulfequar3

      1. Department of Chemistry, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa 125 055, India
      2. Department of Physics, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa 125 055, India
      3. Department of Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), New Delhi 110 025, India
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