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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 4372365, 11 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/4372365
Research Article

Structural and Electrical Properties of Graphene Oxide-Doped PVA/PVP Blend Nanocomposite Polymer Films

1Solid State Ionics Laboratory, Department of Physics, KL University, Guntur 522502, India
2Department of Physics, Dayananda Sagar Academy of Technology and Management, Udayapura, Bangalore 560082, India
3Department of Physics, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada 520008, India

Correspondence should be addressed to M. C. Rao

Received 10 October 2017; Revised 1 December 2017; Accepted 5 December 2017; Published 6 February 2018

Academic Editor: Peter Majewski

Copyright © 2018 S. K. Shahenoor Basha et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Graphene oxide (GO) nanoparticles were incorporated in PVA/PVP blend polymers for the preparation of nanocomposite polymer films by the solution cast technique. XRD, FTIR, DSC, SEM, and UV-visible studies were performed on the prepared nanocomposite polymer films. XRD revealed the amorphous nature of the prepared films. Thermal analysis of the nanocomposite polymer films was analyzed by DSC. SEM revealed the morphological features and the degree of roughness of the samples. DC conductivity studies were under taken on the samples, and the conductivity was found to be 6.13 × 10−4 S·cm−1 for the polymer film prepared at room temperature. A solid-state battery has been fabricated with the chemical composition of Mg+/(PVA/PVP  :  GO)/(I2 + C + electrolyte), and its cell parameters like power density and current density were calculated.