The incorporation of SiO2 nanoparticles in poly(p- phenylenevinylene)(PPV) for PPV/SiO2 nanocomposite

Sook Yoon, Ki Hyun Yoon, Hyung Ho Park

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The changes in surface morphology and current-voltage characteristics of poly(p-phenylenevinylene)(PPV) thin film has been studied by varying the amount of incorporated SiO2 nanoparticles. The electronic structure of carbon atom in PPV and PPV/SiO2 nanocomposite films was studied by using near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure. The surface morphology of PPV/SiO2 nanocomposite film was found to be greatly dependent on the amount of incorporated SiO2 nanoparticles. The current-voltage behavior of PPV/SiO2 nanocomposite film was mainly dependent on the surface morphology of the film. The excess content of SiO2 nanoparticles in PPV/SiO2 nanocomposite film was revealed to induce an agglomeration of SiO2 nanoparticles where blocking of electronic conduction happens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)752-756
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Electroceramics
Issue number1-4 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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