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Synthesis, characterization and optical properties of multi-walled carbon nanotubes/aniline-o-anthranilic acid copolymer nanocomposite thin films

  • M. H. Abdel-Aziz
  • A. F. Al-Hossainy
  • A. Ibrahim
  • S. A. Abd El-Maksoud
  • M. Sh. Zoromba
  • M. Bassyouni
  • S. M. S. Abdel-Hamid
  • A. A. I. Abd-Elmageed
  • I. A. Elsayed
  • O. M. Alqahtani
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Abstract

Carboxylic functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes/aniline-anthranilic acid copolymer composites with different amounts of MWCNTs were produced by the method of in situ oxidative polymerization. Thin films of the composites were fabricated by thermal evaporation method within the thickness range of 150–200 nm. The structural characteristics of the investigated composites were studied by various techniques. SEM images showed that the resulting nanoparticles have irregular entangled like-plate layers with an average diameter range of 40–60 nm. Indirect optical band gaps Eg1 and Eg2 were calculated depending on the energy range of composite thin films. Electronic parameters of MWCNTs/PANAA thin film, including diode ideality factor (n), series resistance (Rs) and shunt resistance (Rsh) were determined from the I–V characteristic in the dark under different temperatures. The values of n, Rs, and Rsh were found to be 3.80, 5.6 × 104 (Ω), and 1.64 × 106 (Ω), respectively at room temperature.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Abdel-Aziz
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. F. Al-Hossainy
    • 3
    • 4
  • A. Ibrahim
    • 5
  • S. A. Abd El-Maksoud
    • 6
  • M. Sh. Zoromba
    • 1
    • 6
  • M. Bassyouni
    • 7
  • S. M. S. Abdel-Hamid
    • 8
  • A. A. I. Abd-Elmageed
    • 9
  • I. A. Elsayed
    • 10
    • 11
  • O. M. Alqahtani
    • 11
  1. 1.Chemical and Materials Engineering DepartmentKing Abdul-Aziz UniversityRabighKingdom of Saudi Arabia
  2. 2.Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of EngineeringAlexandria UniversityAlexandriaEgypt
  3. 3.Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science - New ValleyAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt
  4. 4.Chemistry Department, Faculty of ScienceNorthern Border UniversityArarKingdom of Saudi Arabia
  5. 5.Physics Department, Faculty of ScienceTanta UniversityTantaEgypt
  6. 6.Chemistry Department, Faculty of SciencePort Said UniversityPort SaidEgypt
  7. 7.Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringPort Said UniversityPort SaidEgypt
  8. 8.Department of Chemical EngineeringThe Egyptian Academy for Engineering and Advanced Technology, Ministry of Military ProductionCairoEgypt
  9. 9.Physics Department, Faculty of Science – New ValleyAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt
  10. 10.Deptartment of Physics, Faculty of ScienceDamietta UniversityNew DamiettaEgypt
  11. 11.Physics Department, Faculty of Science and HumanitariansPrince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz UniversityAlkharjKingdom of Saudi Arabia

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