Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 39, Number 3, September 2007
|Page(s)||251 - 255|
|Section||Characterization of Materials: Imaging, Microscopy and Spectroscopy|
|Published online||08 August 2007|
Optical studies of SHI Irradiated poly(o-toluidine)-PVC blends
Dept of Physics, Materials Science Laboratory, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), 110 025 New Delhi, India
2 Inter University Accelerator Centre, 110067 New Delhi, India
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 14 June 2007
Published online: 8 August 2007
Conducting poly(o-toluidine) (PoT) was synthesized from a derivative of aniline (o-toluidine) monomer by chemical oxidative polymerization method. After polymerization, the polymer prepared was then blended with Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) to achieve films. FTIR and UV-Visible studies were carried out to get their optical information. The blends were irradiated by Swift Heavy Ion (SHI) beam of 60 MeV C5+ ions with different fluences. Post Irradiation FTIR and UV-Visible spectroscopy were carried out on these films, which revealed changes in the band gap with irradiation. There are also changes in the functional groups, which are confirmed by FTIR spectra. Optical band gap is found to decrease at all fluences and increased with increase in fluence.
PACS: 71.20.Rv – Polymers and organic compounds / 61.82.Pv – Polymers, organic compounds / 81.40.Tv – Optical and dielectric properties / 78.66.Qn – Polymers; organic compounds
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