Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of MgB2 Doped Polyaniline

  • Dr Shumaila Department of Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • M Zulfequar Department of Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • M Husain Department of Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi


Present paper reports novel synthesis of MgB2 doped Polyaniline (PAni). PAni is synthesized through oxidative polymerization method using Ammonium Peroxodisulphate and doped by different compositions of MgB2. The DC conductivity of undoped and doped polymers is measured in the temperature range of 300 – 400 K and is found to increase with temperature. An increase in conductivity by five orders of magnitude has been observed after doping. Conduction mechanism was also studied in all of the samples. FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy) and ultraviolet (UV)-Visible studies confirm the occurrence of PAni in conducting emeraldine salt form in the composites. The optical studies signify that absorption mechanism is due to direct allowed transition and the band gap decrease after doping. Thermal stability of all the composites has been explained on the basis of variation in TcTg and ∆Hc by using DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetery) measurements.

Keywords: Polyaniline, MgB2, Conductivity, DSC, UV-Vis, FT-IR


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D. Shumaila, M. Zulfequar, and M. Husain, “Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of MgB2 Doped Polyaniline”, J. Mod. Mater., vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1-9, Mar. 2017.
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