25 August 2017 Synthesis and characterization of Au-MWCNT/PEDOT: PSS composite film for optoelectronic applications
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Recently, flexible organic optoelectronics have got great attention because of their light weight, mechanical flexibility and cost effective fabrication process. Conjugated polymers like PEDOT: PSS are widely used for the transparent electrode applications due to its chemical stability, high conductivity, flexibility and optical transparency in the visible region. Conductivity of the PEDOT: PSS polymer can be enhanced by adding organic solvents or conducting nano fillers like CNT, graphene, etc. Carbon nanotubes are good nano fillers to enhance the conductivity and mechanical strength of PEDOT: PSS composite film. Inthe present work, the effect of gold nano particles in PEDOT: PSS/CNT composite is studied. The conductivity enhancement in PEDOT: PSS/CNT thin films can be attributed to the formation of CNT network in the polymer matrix and conformational change of the PEDOT from benzoid to quinoid structure. Even though the conductivity was enhanced, the transparency of the composite thin films decreased with increase in CNT concentration. To overcome this problem, gold nano particles were attached to CNT walls via chemical route. AuMWCNT/PEDOT: PSS composite films were prepared by spin coating method. TEM images confirmed the decoration of gold nano particles on CNT walls. Electrical and optical properties of the composite films were studied. This simple solution processed conducting films are suitable for optoelectronic applications
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M. Jasna, M. Jasna, R. Anjana, R. Anjana, M. K. Jayaraj, M. K. Jayaraj, } "Synthesis and characterization of Au-MWCNT/PEDOT: PSS composite film for optoelectronic applications", Proc. SPIE 10349, Low-Dimensional Materials and Devices 2017, 103491B (25 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275303; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2275303
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