New Synthesis and Small Angle Neutron Scattering Studies of Polyaniline Nanofibers

New Synthesis and Small Angle Neutron Scattering Studies of Polyaniline Nanofibers

B. KavithaK.Siva Kumar 

Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad-500 07 INDIA

Corresponding Author Email: 
bkavithaou@gmail.com
Page: 
5-7
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DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.14447/jnmes.v16i1.30
Received: 
6 April 2012
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Accepted: 
4 July 2012
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Published: 
15 August 2012
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Abstract: 

Nano structured polyaniline (PANI) is synthesized for the first time by polymerization of aniline in the presence of hydrochlo-ric acid as a catalyst and ammoniumperoxidisulphate as an oxidant by the chemical oxidative polymerization method. The product powder was pelletized with help of hydraulic machine to study the XRD, SEM and SANS. The XRD pattern indicates semi crystalline nature of PANI with interplanar distance 4.210Ǻ and 3.774 Ǻ respectively. The SEM pictures shows fiber like nature of particles. SANS experiment is used to find different parameters of these crystalline polymer particles. Dynamic light Scattering (DLS) studies are performed to find the sizes of nano structured polyaniline. The length and radius of nano size polyaniline are identified as 617.6 nm and 75.05 nm respectively.

Keywords: 

NANO STRUCTURED PANI, XRD, SEM, SANS, DLS.

1. Introduction
2. Experimental Section
3. Results and Discussion
4. Conclusions
5. Acknowledgments
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