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Electrically conductive polyaniline—A molecular magnet with the possibility of chemically controlling the magnetic properties


Different forms of an electrically conductive polymer, an organic semiconductor, namely, polyaniline, have been synthesized and characterized. The magnetization curves of the obtained forms have been analyzed. It has been found that, in the oxidized form, the material exhibits a magnetic hysteresis at room temperature. For polyaniline without a special doping with magnetic additives, this result has been obtained for the first time. The possibility of controlling the magnetic properties of the material by means of chemical treatment at the post-polymerization stage has been demonstrated.

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Original Russian Text © M.E. Kompan, I.Yu. Sapurina, V. Babayan, N.E. Kazantseva, 2012, published in Fizika Tverdogo Tela, 2012, Vol. 54, No. 12, pp. 2275–2281.

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Kompan, M.E., Sapurina, I.Y., Babayan, V. et al. Electrically conductive polyaniline—A molecular magnet with the possibility of chemically controlling the magnetic properties. Phys. Solid State 54, 2400–2406 (2012).

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