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Electronic Device Fabricated From Polyaniline / Single walled Carbon Nanotubes Composite

  • P.C. Ramamurthy (a1), A.M. Malshe (a2), W.R. Harrell (a2), R.V. Gregory (a1), K. McGuire (a3) and A.M. Rao (a3)...

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Composites of high molecular weight polyaniline and single walled carbon nanotubes are investigated for applications to electronic devices. Electrical characteristics of devices fabricated using this composite show an order magnitude higher current level than those measured in the neat polyaniline devices. Composite materials and devices with various weight percentages of single walled carbon nanotubes were also fabricated. Current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of these devices indicate a significant increase in current with an increase in carbon nanotube concentration in the composite. Analysis of the forward I-V characteristics of these composite devices on a log-log scale shows two power law regions. In the lower voltage range, the exponent is 1, which is consistent with ohmic conduction, while in the higher voltage range, the exponent is between 1.1 and 1.5, which is consistent with space-charge-limited conduction.

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Electronic Device Fabricated From Polyaniline / Single walled Carbon Nanotubes Composite

  • P.C. Ramamurthy (a1), A.M. Malshe (a2), W.R. Harrell (a2), R.V. Gregory (a1), K. McGuire (a3) and A.M. Rao (a3)...

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