AC impedance studies on proton conducting polymer electrolyte complexes (PVA+CH3COONH4)
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A proton conducting polymer electrolytes of pure polyvinyl alcohol and polyvinyl alcohol complexed with ammonium acetate having different compositions have been prepared by solution cast technique. FTIR spectrum confirms the complexation process. The conductivity of the pure polyvinyl alcohol is in the order 10−10 S/cm at ambient temperature and its value increases 104 times when complexed with 20% ammonium acetate. The Arrhenius plot for all electrolyte shows two different regions above and below the glass transition temperature. A high dielectric loss value is observed for the case of complexed PVA in comparison to pure PVA. Based on the study of relaxation spectra, it is found that the relaxation time decreases with increase in temperature and dopant concentration.
KeywordsGlass Transition Temperature Ammonium Acetate Polymer Electrolyte Polyvinyl Alcohol Proton Conducting
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