Thermally assisted semiconductor-like to insulator transition in gold-poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposites

Majid Kazemian Abyaneh, Renu Pasricha, S. W. Gosavi, S. K. Kulkarni

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Gold-polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) nanocomposites were fabricated by mixing gold nanoparticles capped with oleylamine in polymethylmethacrylate. The samples were analysed using UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, small angle x-ray scattering, Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR) and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Electrical resistivity of nanocomposite samples was measured by a four-probe technique in the 70-300K range. The nanocomposites showed a transition with an onset at ∼160-165K. They exhibited a semiconductor-like conductivity at higher temperatures and nearly temperature independent conductivity at lower temperatures. The interfacial interaction of Au nanoparticles and PMMA polymer is investigated using FTIR and XPS. A ligand-exchange process occurs when capped gold nanoparticles are incorporated in PMMA polymer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number023
Pages (from-to)4129-4134
Number of pages6
JournalNanotechnology
Volume17
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 2006

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Polymethyl Methacrylate
Polymethyl methacrylates
Gold
Nanocomposites
Semiconductor materials
Photoelectron spectroscopy
Nanoparticles
X rays
Spectrometry
Fourier transforms
Infrared radiation
Polymers
Ultraviolet spectroscopy
Absorption spectroscopy
Temperature
Ligands
Scattering
Transmission electron microscopy

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  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Thermally assisted semiconductor-like to insulator transition in gold-poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposites. / Abyaneh, Majid Kazemian; Pasricha, Renu; Gosavi, S. W.; Kulkarni, S. K.

In: Nanotechnology, Vol. 17, No. 16, 023, 28.08.2006, p. 4129-4134.

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Abyaneh, Majid Kazemian ; Pasricha, Renu ; Gosavi, S. W. ; Kulkarni, S. K. / Thermally assisted semiconductor-like to insulator transition in gold-poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposites. In: Nanotechnology. 2006 ; Vol. 17, No. 16. pp. 4129-4134.
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