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Ag nanoparticles/PPV composite nanofibers with high and sensitive opto-electronic response

Chen, Jinfeng and Yang, Peipei and Wang, Chunjiao and Zhan, Sumei and Zhang, Lianji and Huang, Zonghao and Li, Wenwen and Wang, Cheng and Jiang, Zijiang and Shao, Chen (2011) Ag nanoparticles/PPV composite nanofibers with high and sensitive opto-electronic response. Nanoscale Research Letters, 6 (1). pp. 1-5.


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The novel Ag nanoparticles/poly(p-phenylene vinylene) [PPV] composite nanofibers were prepared by electrospinning. The transmission electron microscope image shows that the average diameter of composite fibers is about 500 nm and Ag nanoparticles are uniformly dispersed in the PPV matrix with an average diameter of about 25 nm. The Fourier transform infrared spectra suggest that there could be a coordination effect to a certain extent between the Ag atom and the π system of PPV, which is significantly favorable for the dissociation of photoexcitons and the charge transfer at the interface between the Ag nanoparticle and the PPV. The Au top electrode device of the single Ag/PPV composite nanofiber exhibits high and sensitive opto-electronic responses. Under light illumination of 5.76 mW/cm2 and voltage of 20 V, the photocurrent is over three times larger than the dark current under same voltage, which indicates that this kind of composite fiber is an excellent opto-electronic nanomaterial.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:10852
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:25 Oct 2011 10:57
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 10:57

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