Chitosan-PEO proton conducting polymer electrolyte membrane doped with NH 4NO 3

Kadir, M.F.Z. and Aspanut, Z. and Yahya, R. and Arof, Abdul Kariem (2011) Chitosan-PEO proton conducting polymer electrolyte membrane doped with NH 4NO 3. Materials Research Innovations, 15 (2). S164-S167. ISSN 1432-8917, DOI

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The polymer electrolyte membrane in this work was prepared using the solution casting technique. The polymer host is a blend of chitosan and polyethylene oxide. The solution of the blend was added with ammonium nitrate (NH 4NO 3) to supply the charge carriers for ionic conduction. From X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy image, it can be inferred that the film of the 3 : 2 chitosan-polyethylene oxide blend is the most amorphous and suitable to serve as polymer host. The sample containing 40 wt-%NH 4NO 3 exhibited the highest room temperature conductivity of 1.02×10 -4 S cm -1. The salted samples were also characterised using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy in order to establish conductivity variation with different salt contents. © W. S. Maney & Son Ltd. 2011.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chitosan-PEO blend; Conductivity; Proton conducting polymer electrolyte; SEM; XRD; Ammonium nitrate; Conductivity variation; Polymer electrolyte membranes; Proton-conducting polymer electrolytes; Room-temperature conductivity; Salt content; Scanning electron microscopy image; Solution-casting technique; Ammonium compounds; Amorphous films; Conducting polymers; Electric conductivity; Polyelectrolytes; Polyethylene oxides; Polyethylenes; Protons; Scanning electron microscopy; Thermoplastics; X ray diffraction; Chitosan
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 06:42
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2018 08:09

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