Thermal characterization of doped polyaniline and its composites with CoPc

Sajan D. George, S. Saravanan, M. R. Anantharaman, S. Venkatachalam, P. Radhakrishnan, V. P.N. Nampoori, C. P.G. Vallabhan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

36 Citations (Scopus)


Thermal diffusivity of the composites of camphor sulphonic acid (CSA) doped polyaniline (PANI) and its composites with cobalt phthalocyanine (CoPc) has been measured using open cell photoacoustic technique. Analysis of the data shows that the effective thermal diffusivity value can be tuned by varying the relative volume fraction of the constituents. It is seen that polaron assisted heat transfer mechanism is dominant in CSA doped PANI and these composites exhibit a thermal diffusivity value which is intermediate to that of CSA doped PANI and CoPc. The results obtained are correlated with the electrical conductivity and hardness measurements carried out on the samples.

Original languageEnglish
Article number235201
Pages (from-to)235201-1-235201-5
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Thermal characterization of doped polyaniline and its composites with CoPc'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this