Studying of Plasma- Polymerized Pyrrole at Variable Gas Flow Rates Via Plasma Jet

  • Saba Jawad Kadhem University of Baghdad College of Science Department of Physics
Keywords: Atmospheric pressure plasma jet, polypyrrole, conducting polymers , Raman spectroscopy, plasma polymerization


     In this manuscript has investigated the synthesis of plasma-polymerized pyrrole (C4H5N) nano-particles prepared by the proposed atmospheric pressure nonequilibrium plasma jet through the parametric studies, particularly gas flow rate (0.5, 1 and 1.5 L/min). The plasma jet which used operates with alternating voltage 7.5kv and frequency 28kHz. The plasma-flow characteristics were investigated based on optical emission spectroscopy (OES). UV-Vis spectroscopy was used to characterize the  oxidization  state for polypyrrole. The major absorption appears around 464.1, 449.7 and 435.3  nm at the three flow rate of argon gas. The chemical composition and structural properties of the contained samples which synthesized at 0.5 L/min as a argon flow rate were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction (XRD). SEM point to a uniform distribution of polypyrrole (PPY) nanoparticles matrix. XRD technique showed a semicrystalline pattern for PPY)thin film. It is expected, that the high-quality plasma polymer grown by atmospheric pressure plasma jet method contributes to serving as conducting materials.