Conductivity and thermopower of blends of polyaniline with insulating polymers (PETG and PMMA)

C. K. Subramaniam, A. B. Kaiser, P. W. Gilberd, C. J. Liu, B. Wessling

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Abstract

We have measured the temperature dependence of the conductivity and thermoelectric power of conducting polyaniline (PAni) dispersed in PETG copolyester and in poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA). Near room temperature, the PAni/PMMA blends (like unblended PAni) show a change to metallic sign for the conductivity temperature dependence, whereas this sign change does not occur for the PAni/PETG blends. As temperature decreases, the PAni/PMMA blends show a much smaller decrease of conductivity than the PAni/PETG blends and even unblended PAni. A simple model involving metallic conduction in addition to tunnelling between metallic particles can give a good account of all the conductivity data. The thermopower of all the blends is small and increases as temperature increases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Volume97
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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