Diffusion studies of FeCl3 doped poly(vinyl alcohol) films

T. Sheela, V. Ravindrachary, R. F. Bhajantri, Ismayil, Sunil Rathod, S. D. Praveena

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Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) films doped with various mass fractions of FeCl3 were prepared by solution casting method. The diffusion studies of FeCl3 doped PVA were carried out using distilled water, rain water and sea water. The diffusion coefficient and penetration rate decreases with increasing FeCl3 concentration, which is explained by Fick's law of diffusion. The crosslinking density Ve, is calculated based on Flory-Huggins theory. The crosslinking density increases with increase in FeCl3 dopant concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid State Physics - Proceedings of the 56th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2011
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2012
Event56th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2011 - Kattankulathur, Tamilnadu, India
Duration: 19-12-201123-12-2011


Conference56th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2011
CityKattankulathur, Tamilnadu

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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