Manufacture and characterization of transparent conductor polymer coatings doped with graphitic nanofillers for optoelectronic devices

S. G. Prolongo, N. Rolston, A. D. Printz, B. L. Watson, R. H. Dauskardt

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Abstract

The main goal of this work is the addition of electrically conductive nanofillers into a semiconducting polymer, poly(triarylamine) (PTAA), in order to increase its electrical conductivity, while retaining its transparency and mechanical behavior in order to enhance its applicability on photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices. This work consists on the optimization of the dispersion of graphitic nanofillers, using carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoplatelets. The dispersion degree is analysed by optical microscopy and image analysis software for the PTAA composite films doped with graphene. The transparency of the doped polymer films in the visible spectra range is further evidence of the dispersion quality. The obtained results confirm the importance and necessity to optimize the experimental conditions of manufacturing, such as the spin-coating conditions and type and concentration of graphene. The optimized procedure allows for manufacturing of transparent films with high nanofiller contents, close to 10 - 20% for polymer films doped with graphene nanoplatelets and 0.7 - 2% for polymer film doped with carbon nanoplatelets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication8th Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, SMART 2017 and 6th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, SMN 2017
EditorsAlfredo Guemes
PublisherInternational Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Pages1215-1223
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9788494690938
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event8th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, SMART 2017 and 6th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, SMN 2017 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Jun 5 2017Jun 8 2017

Publication series

Name8th Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, SMART 2017 and 6th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, SMN 2017
Volume2017-January

Conference

Conference8th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, SMART 2017 and 6th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, SMN 2017
Country/TerritorySpain
CityMadrid
Period6/5/176/8/17

Keywords

  • Conductor polymer
  • Graphitic nanoparticles
  • Optoelectronic device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy(all)
  • Pollution

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