Charge Transfer Properties in MEH-PPV/PS:MWCNTs Nanocomposites

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The effect of composition and annealing temperature on charge transfer properties, in a donor/acceptor nanocomposites based on poly (2-methoxy-5-(2-ethyhexyl-oxy)-p-phenylenevinylene) (MEH-PPV) and MWCNTs functionalized with Polystyrene (PS:MWCNTs), have been investigated. The quenching of photoluminescence (PL) intensity of pure MEH-PPV, by adding different amounts of functionalized carbon nanotubes, exhibits that a photoinduced charge transfer has been occurred. Charge transfer efficiency was obtained for an acceptable concentration of PS:MWCNTs about 0.5 wt% and at annealed temperature of about 80℃. Quenching efficiency studies imply that MEH-PPV/PS:MWCNTs nanocomposites reveal a high degree of PL quenching, reaching a value of η = 76.9%.

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N. Chehata, O. Dhibi, A. Ltaief, A. Farzi and A. Bouazizi, "Charge Transfer Properties in MEH-PPV/PS:MWCNTs Nanocomposites," Journal of Surface Engineered Materials and Advanced Technology, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 174-181. doi: 10.4236/jsemat.2012.23028.

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