Optical Properties of Conducting Polymer Poly(O-Toluidine)-DBSA Blended with Polyethylene Oxide

  • Dalal K. Thbayh University of Basra, Polymer Research Centre, Department of Material Science
  • Kareema M. Ziadan University of Basra, College Science, Department of Physics

Abstract

Conducting polymer poly(O-toluidine) (POT) doped with dodecyl benzene sulfonic acid was prepared by the chemical polymerization with the help of ammonium persulphate (NH4)2S2O8 as an oxidizing agent. This polymer was blended with different weight ratios (0%, 10%, 15%, 25%, 35%, 45%, 50%) of poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) to produce nano conducting polyblend POT-DPSA/PEO, prepared by the spin coating method, and deposited on a glass substrate. The surface morphology was studied by scanning electron microscope. The optical properties of a prepared film was studied from the absorbance spectra at wavelengths 300–1100 nm. The analysis of optical measurement data shows the direct transition with the energy gap decreasing from 2.80 eV to 2.25 eV, as the content of PEO increases from 0% to 50%.

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Published
2018-04-20
How to Cite
Thbayh, D., & Ziadan, K. (2018). Optical Properties of Conducting Polymer Poly(O-Toluidine)-DBSA Blended with Polyethylene Oxide. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 63(3), 263. https://doi.org/10.15407/ujpe63.3.263
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Liquid crystals and polymers