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Title: Photoelectrical, optical, and transport properties of poly (3-hexylthiophene)-zinc sulfide hybrid nanocomposites

Abstract

We have synthesized nanocomposites of poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) at 273 K and zinc sulfide (ZnS) nanoparticles at 353 K by the chemical route method. The synthesis of these nanocomposites is confirmed by UV-visible, high resolution transmission electron microscope, and Raman spectroscopy. We have measured photocurrent of P3HT using 50 W tungsten lamp. The photoconductivity increases with concentration of ZnS in P3HT-ZnS composite. Temperature dependent dc conductivity of P3HT and its nanocomposites have been thoroughly investigated in light of Mott's variable range hopping.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22314605
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; NANOPARTICLES; NANOSTRUCTURES; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY; RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; TUNGSTEN; ZINC SULFIDES

Citation Formats

Singh, Beerandra, and Kaur, Amarjeet, E-mail: amarkaur@physics.du.ac.in. Photoelectrical, optical, and transport properties of poly (3-hexylthiophene)-zinc sulfide hybrid nanocomposites. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4892619.
Singh, Beerandra, & Kaur, Amarjeet, E-mail: amarkaur@physics.du.ac.in. Photoelectrical, optical, and transport properties of poly (3-hexylthiophene)-zinc sulfide hybrid nanocomposites. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4892619.
Singh, Beerandra, and Kaur, Amarjeet, E-mail: amarkaur@physics.du.ac.in. Thu . "Photoelectrical, optical, and transport properties of poly (3-hexylthiophene)-zinc sulfide hybrid nanocomposites". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4892619.
@article{osti_22314605,
title = {Photoelectrical, optical, and transport properties of poly (3-hexylthiophene)-zinc sulfide hybrid nanocomposites},
author = {Singh, Beerandra and Kaur, Amarjeet, E-mail: amarkaur@physics.du.ac.in},
abstractNote = {We have synthesized nanocomposites of poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) at 273 K and zinc sulfide (ZnS) nanoparticles at 353 K by the chemical route method. The synthesis of these nanocomposites is confirmed by UV-visible, high resolution transmission electron microscope, and Raman spectroscopy. We have measured photocurrent of P3HT using 50 W tungsten lamp. The photoconductivity increases with concentration of ZnS in P3HT-ZnS composite. Temperature dependent dc conductivity of P3HT and its nanocomposites have been thoroughly investigated in light of Mott's variable range hopping.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4892619},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
number = 6,
volume = 116,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Aug 14 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Thu Aug 14 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
}