Current Research in Nanotechnology

Enhanced Dielectric Properties of Polyaniline/Silver/Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposite

S. M. Reda and Sheikha M. Al-Ghannam

DOI : 10.3844/ajnsp.2013.16.22

Current Research in Nanotechnology

Volume 4, 2013

Pages 16-22

Abstract

Current researches had shown that the electrical conductivity of most polymers depend on the method of its preparation and type of fillers. This research therefore aimed at studying the electrical properties of polyaniline carbon nanotubes nanocomposite prepared by hand mixing and decoration methods. The effect of preparation method on electrical properties of polyaniline containing Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and silver nanoparticles was studied. The formation of Ag NPs was confirmed by XRD. The AC-conductivity, dielectric permittivity (ε’) and dielectric loss (ε’’) of (CNTs/PANI/Ag) nanocomposites have been measured in the temperature range from 298 to 433 K and frequency range from 10 to 100 kHz. The Ag-CNTs improved the electrical conductivity and dielectric properties of polyaniline. The electrical conductivity of the CNTs/Ag/PANI nanocomposite prepared by decoration method is higher than composites prepared by mixing method.

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© 2013 S. M. Reda and Sheikha M. Al-Ghannam. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.