A thin interlayer of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) is embedded in a matrix of poly(vinyl alcohol)(PVA)films, and its influence on the microstructural, optical, and dielectric properties of ‘Ag/PVA’ thinfilms is investigated. As evidenced from atomic force microscopy studies, size of the deposited Ag-NPsclusters and surface roughness of the films decreased with an increase of annealing temperature. Opticaland structural properties of ‘Ag/PVA’ nanocomposites were studied using UV-Visible spectroscopy andConfocal Raman spectroscope. The PVA/Ag nanocomposite films demonstrated lower optical band gapvalues than pure PVA films and the estimated optical band values of ‘Ag/PVA’ nanocomposite films decreasedfrom 3.66 eV to 3.57 eV with the increase of temperature from 20 °C to 200 °C, respectively. Themulti-layered ‘PVA/Ag-NPs/PVA’ films (MLTs) were fabricated and studied their dielectric properties as afunction of frequency. The presence of Ag-NPs inter layer shows significant influence on dielectric andconductivity properties of MLTs. At room temperature in comparison to pure PVA, MLTs exhibited threetimes higher dielectric permittivity value at 1 kHz and observed to increase 5 times with an increase intemperature to the higher value of 200 °C. The evaluated dc conductivity value of MLTs increased from−11.72 to −10.38 S/cm on a logarithmic scale with an increase in temperature from 20 °C to 200 °C, respectively.
Scheda prodotto non validato
Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo
|Titolo:||Influence of Thin layer of Silver nanoparticles on Optical and Dielectric Properties of Poly(vinyl alcohol) Composite films|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|