The Influence of Silver Nanoparticles on Absorption Spectra and Structure of thin Poly(ortho-toluidine) Films

  • O.I. o Konopelnyk Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • O.I. Aksimentyeva Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • Yu.Yu. Horbenko Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • N.S. Savytsky Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Keywords: optical absorption, plasmon resonance, electron microscopy, energy dispersive analysis, poly(ortho-toluidine), silver nanoparticles, doping

Abstract

Poly(ortho-toluidine) (PoTI) films of different thicknesses were obtained by electrochemical polymerization on the SnO2 surface and doped with silver nanoparticles, synthesized by citrate method. It was established that doping by nanosilver causes significant changes in optical absorption of films in the wavelength range λ = 310-450 nm and λ = 550 - 1000 nm. In comparison with the undoped PoTI there is decrease in the intensity and half-width strip of π-π * transition with maximum at λ = 370 nm, the appearance of the absorption band with a maximum at λ = 612 nm and leveling broad bipolaron band at λ = 800 - 950 nm. The observed changes can be explained by the interaction of silver nanoparticles with conjugated polymer chain which is confirmed by research of structure of PoTI films doped with nanosilver.

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Published
2016-12-15
How to Cite
KonopelnykO. o, AksimentyevaO., HorbenkoY., & SavytskyN. (2016). The Influence of Silver Nanoparticles on Absorption Spectra and Structure of thin Poly(ortho-toluidine) Films. Physics and Chemistry of Solid State, 17(4), 599-603. https://doi.org/10.15330/pcss.17.4.599-603
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Scientific articles