Study of the Morphological and Electrical Conductive Properties of Polymers Prepared from Okra Plant
There has been a growing interest in utilizing natural fibers to prepare conductive polymer low cost in recent years. This study was aimed Preparation of conductive polymers from okra plant waste with reference to electrical properties and Morphological (SEM, FTIR). (Polyaniline/plant polymer) blend and (Polyaniline/plant polymer/silver) nanocomposites was prepared using thin-films method by spin coating. Confirmation of the presence of okra plant in conductive polymer is obtained by SEM and FTIR analysis. The DC conductivities, of (Polyaniline/plant polymer) blend and (Polyaniline/plant polymer/silver) nanocomposites have been measured in the temperature range from (20 – 110) 0C using Keithley electrometer type 2400. It was found that the electrical conductivity and activation energy for (Polyaniline/plant polymer) blend is higher than (Polyaniline/plant polymer/silver) nanocomposites. So, this is a simple way by which electrical properties of other conductive polymers may be enhanced by using plant waste.