Electrical Properties of Polypyrrole Conducting Polymer at Various Dopant Concentrations
Keywords:Conducting polymer, DC conductivity, Mechanism,
AbstractPolypyrrole conducting polymer was prepared by chemical reaction method with various concentrations of iron (III) chloride (FeCl3) as dopant. The dc conductivity was obtained from current-voltage characteristic by using parallel-plate techniques in the temperature range of 100-300K. With the involvement of chloride, Cl- in the polymeric chain, the conductivity increased as temperature and the dopant concentration increased. To describe the electrical transport process, Mott’s 1-D, 2-D and 3-D variable range hopping (VRH) models have been considered. The result gives evidence of transport mechanism based on Mott’s 3-D VRH mechanism for all various dopant concentrations studied.
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