Zeolite 4A Filled Poly (3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene): (polystyrenesulfonate) (PEDOT: PSS) And Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Blend Nanocomposites As High-k Dielectric Materials For Embedded Capacitor Applications

M. K. Mohanapriya1, Kalim Deshmukh2, M. Basheer Ahamed2, K. Chidambaram1, S. K. Khadheer Pasha1*

1Department of Physics, School of Advanced Sciences, VIT University, Vellore 632014, Tamilnadu, India

2Department of Physics, B. S. Abdur Rahman University, Chennai 600048, Tamilnadu, India

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2016, 7 (12), pp 996-1002

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2016.6555

Publication Date (Web): Oct 12, 2016

E-mail:skkhadheerpasha@vit.ac.in

Abstract


Zeolite 4A nanoparticles were incorporated into Poly (3, 4 - ethylenedioxythiophene): poly (styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT: PSS) and Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) blend matrix to prepare PEDOT: PSS/PVA/Zeolite 4A nanocomposites using solution casting technique. The structure and morphology of nanocomposites were examined using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, UV-Vis spectroscopy and Scanning electron microscopy. The mechanical and dielectric properties of nanocomposites were also evaluated. The FTIR and XRD results indicate the strong interaction between the Zeolite 4A nanoparticles and the polymer matrix. The SEM micrographs show the homogeneous dispersion of Zeolite 4A into the polymer matrix. The nanocomposite exhibits a high dielectric constant and low dielectric loss, which could be due to proper dispersion and good interaction between Zeolite 4 A and polymer matrix. Thus, based on the results obtained it can be concluded that PEDOT: PSS/PVA/Zeolite 4A nanocomposites can be used as a flexible dielectric material for embedded capacitor applications.

Keywords

Zeolite 4A, PEDOT: PSS, dielectric properties, SEM.

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