Synergetic improvement of stability and conductivity of hybrid composites formed by PEDOT:PSS and SnO nanoparticles



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Vázquez López, Antonio and Yaseen, Anisa and Maestre Varea, David and Ramírez Castellanos, Julio and Marstein, Erik S and Karazhanov, Smagul Zh and Cremades Rodríguez, Ana Isabel (2020) Synergetic improvement of stability and conductivity of hybrid composites formed by PEDOT:PSS and SnO nanoparticles. Molecules, 25 (3). ISSN 1420-3049

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In this work, layered hybrid composites formed by tin oxide (SnO) nanoparticles synthesized by hydrolysis and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) have been analyzed. Prior to the composite study, both SnO and PEDOT:PSS counterparts were characterized by diverse techniques, such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), photoluminescence (PL), atomic force microscopy (AFM), optical absorption and Hall effect measurements. Special attention was given to the study of the stability of the polymer under laser illumination, as well as the analysis of the SnO to SnO_2 oxidation assisted by laser irradiation, for which different laser sources and neutral filters were employed. Synergetic effects were observed in the hybrid composite, as the addition of SnO nanoparticles improves the stability and electrical conductivity of the polymer, while the polymeric matrix in which the nanoparticles are embedded hinders formation of SnO_2. Finally, the Si passivation behavior of the hybrid composites was studied.

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© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI
This research was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology and the Spanish Ministry of Economy through Research Projects MAT-2015-65274-R/FEDER, RTI2018-097195-B-I00, and M-ERA.NET PCIN-2017-106. SZK and ESM have received financial support from the project 272806 by the Research Council of Norway.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Quantum dots; Thin-films; Nanocomposites; Fabrication; Transition; Electrodes; SnO; Pedot:Pss; Hybrid composite
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
Sciences > Physics > Solid state physics
ID Code:59694
Deposited On:25 Mar 2020 19:56
Last Modified:21 Oct 2020 17:24

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