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Effect of electropolymerization potential on the properties of PEDOT/ZnO thin film composites


Ismail, Abdul Hadi and Mustafa, Muhammad Norhaffis and Abdullah, Abdul Halim and Mohd Zawawi, Ruzniza and Sulaiman, Yusran (2016) Effect of electropolymerization potential on the properties of PEDOT/ZnO thin film composites. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163 (2). G7-G14. ISSN 013-4651; ESSN: 1945-7111


The physical, chemical and electrochemical properties of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) /zinc oxide (PEDOT/ZnO) thin film electrode that were prepared electrochemically were studied. PEDOT was potentiostatically deposited on the hexagonal flake-like ZnO-covered ITO glass substrate by applying three different potentials (1.0 V, 1.25 V and 1.5 V) where under these circumstances, the effect of varying electropolymerization potentials where studied. The optical bandgap of each of the PEDOT/ZnO composites prepared were noticed to be within the range of 3.40 eV to 3.45 eV which were in between the optical band gap values of sole PEDOT and ZnO. The presence of both materials was asserted from XRD, FTIR and Raman analysis where all of the corresponding peaks for each of the materials in the spectra were assigned. SEM revealed the flake-like hexagonal morphology of ZnO which is in agreement with the XRD analysis. While the PEDOT morphology was discerned with round-shaped granular morphology where the average grain size was decreased with the electropolymerization potentials. The resistance of charge transfer of PEDOT/ZnO thin film was directly proportional to the electropolymerization potential while on the specific capacitance was inversely proportional. The composite exhibit both PEDOT and ZnO unique properties that can be used as a multi-functional material in various potential applications.

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Item Type: Article
Subject: Electrochemical deposition; Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; PEDOT/ZnO
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Institute of Advanced Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0411602jes
Publisher: Electrochemical Society
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2018 02:59
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2018 02:59
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/54008
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