2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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The Effect of Oxygen Beam (O+7,100 MeV) and Gamma Irradiation On Polypyrrole Thin Film

S. Chandra, R.G. Sonkawade, P.K. Kulriya, F. Singh, D.K. Avasthi, S. Annapoorni, J.M.S. Rana, R.C. Ramola
H N B GARHWAL University, IN

PPY, SHI, XRD, UV-Visible, SEM

Polypyrrole thin films were prepared by electrochemical process and then these films were irradiated by Swift Heavy Ions and by gamma rays. The structural and optical properties of the Polypyrrole thin films were characterized by XRD, UV-Visible and by SEM analysis. the crystallinity of the thin films were found to increase after irradation and a shift in the absorbance edge was also found with increasing fluence suggesting the decrease in the band gap of the polymer after irradiation. A systematic change in the surface of the thin films was also found.

Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract