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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 30, Number 11
BKCSDE 30(11)
November 20, 2009 

Transport Properties of Polypyrrole Films Doped with Sulphonic Acids
C Basavaraja, Na Ri Kim, Eun Ae Jo, R Pierson, Do Sung Huh*, A Venkataraman
Mott’s equation, Polypyrrole, Sulphonic acids
The polymer blends containing polypyrrole (PPy) and the sulphonic acids such as β-naphthalene sulfonic acid (NSA), camphor sulfonic acid (CSA), and dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid (DBSA) were synthesized by in situ deposition technique in an aqueous media using ammonium per sulfate (APS) as an initiator. The obtained films were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and the thermal behavior of these polymer blends was analyzed by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The temperature-dependent (DC) conductivity of the obtained films shows a semiconducting behavior with a negative temperature coefficient of resistivity (TCR). The conductivity data were also analyzed through Mott’s equation, which provides the variable range hopping model in three dimensions. The parameters such as density of states at the Fermi energy, hopping energy, and hopping distance were calculated for PPy, PPy-NSA, PPy-CSA, and PPy-DBSA films, and the data were compared.
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