Electrothermal and Optical Properties of Hybrid Polymer Composites

Authors Mohammed Al-Tweissi1, I.O. Ayish2, Y. Al-Ramadin2, A.M. Zihlif2, Z.M. Elimat3, R.S. Al-Faleh4

1Physics Department, College of Science, Al–Hussein Bin Talal University, P.O. Box 20, Ma'an, Jordan

2Physics Department, The University of Jordan, 11942 Amman, Jordan

3Department of Physics, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Al-Balqa' Applied University, 19117 Al-Salt, Jordan

4Physics Department, Zarqa University, Zarqa, Jordan

Е-mail mkt139@yahoo.com
Issue Volume 10, Year 2018, Number 2
Dates Received 09 November 2017; revised manuscript received 27 April 2018; published online 29 April 2018
Citation Mohammed Al-Tweissi, I.O. Ayish, et al., J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 10 No 2, 02006 (2018)
DOI https://doi.org/10.21272/jnep.10(2).02006
PACS Number(s) 78.66.Sq, 73.61. – r, 65.60. + a
Keywords Polymer (20) , ZnO (86) , Iodine, Impedance (12) , Electrical (47) , Thermal (53) , Activation energy (7) , Optical constants (10) .

The Electrothermal and optical properties of hybrid polymer composites made of poly (ethylene oxide) (PEO) matrix filled with different zinc oxide (ZnO) concentrations (0, 2, 4, 6 and 12 wt %), and strengthened with iodine (0.1 wt %) have been investigated. The electrical properties have been studied using the impedance technique as a function of ZnO concentrations, applied frequency ranges from 10 KHz to 3 MHz, and temperature in range (25-55 C). The AC electrical properties showed frequency, temperature, and zinc oxide dependence. It was found that with increasing the ZnO concentration and with decreasing the applied frequency the dielectric loss and dielectric constant will be increased. The determined activation energy decreases with increasing the ZnO content and iodine charge complexes. The thermal conductivity has been studied, and it was found that the thermal conductivity increases with both ZnO concentration and temperature. The optical properties have been examined as a function of ZnO concentration, and applied UV-wavelength ranges from 300 to 800 nm. The determined optical dispersion parameters, such as the optical energy and refractive index are discussed.

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