Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 47, Issue 20, pp 7148–7156 | Cite as

Preparation and characterization of polyaniline/cerium dioxide (CeO2) nanocomposite via in situ polymerization

  • E. Kumar
  • P. Selvarajan
  • D. Muthuraj


Crystalline ceria (CeO2) nanoparticles have been successfully synthesized by a microwave-assisted solution method. Polyaniline (PANI)/cerium dioxide (CeO2) nanocomposite was synthesized by in situ polymerization of aniline in the presence of CeO2 nanoparticles. Characterization of CeO2 and PANI/CeO2 nanomaterials are carried out using various studies such as powder X-ray diffraction, infrared spectral and UV–Vis absorption spectral analyses, scanning electron microscopic and high-resolution transmission electron microscopic (HRTEM) studies and thermal analysis. The HRTEM of the images indicate that the CeO2 nanoparticles were embedded in the PANI matrix forming the core–shell structure.


CeO2 PANI Select Area Electron Diffraction Pattern Pure PANI Ammonium Ceric Nitrate 
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The supports extended in the research by SAIF-STIC (Cochin), M.K. University (Madurai), and SAIF-NEHU (Shillong) are gratefully acknowledged. Also we thank authorities of Management of Infant Jesus College of Engineering and Technology, Tuticorin; Aditanar College of Arts and Science, Tiruchendur; The MDT Hindu College, Tirunelveli for the encouragement given to us to carry out the research study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsInfant Jesus College of Engineering and TechnologyTuticorinIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsAditanar College of Arts and ScienceTiruchendurIndia
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsThe M.D.T Hindu CollegeTirunelveliIndia

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