Room temperature chemical synthesis and characterization of interconnected polyaniline quantum dots

D. S. Dhawale, C. D. Lokhande

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Abstract

A nanocrystalline and porous quantum dots of polyaniline (PANI) thin film was synthesized at room temperature by facile chemical route. The structure of the quantum dots was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), contact angle and UV-Vis spectrophotometer. PANI surface was hydrophilic and composed of loosely packed quantum dots with each of 10-20 nm in diameter. A blue shift of 0.5 eV has been attributed to size quantized nanocrystalline PANI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-366
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume68
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012

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Keywords

  • Polymer
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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