Properties, Techniques, and Applications of Polyaniline (PANI) Thin Films: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Properties, Techniques, and Applications of Polyaniline (PANI) Thin Films: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Subhash Chander (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, India) and Nirmala Kumari Jangid (Banasthali University, Tonk, India)
Release Date: January, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 236
ISBN13: 9781522598961|ISBN10: 1522598960|EISBN13: 9781522598985|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9896-1


Polyaniline (PANI) is one of the most common and widely studied conducting polymers due to its excellent electro-chemical and electrical properties and its various applications in areas such as solar cell technologies, drug delivery, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), field-effect transistors (FETs), sensors, electro-chromic display, etc. PANI thin films play an important role in energy storage and conversion devices and show great potential in the supercapacitors owing to their high specific capacitance, high flexibility, and low cost. However, no in-depth information about this emerging PANI thin film technology is available.

Properties, Techniques, and Applications of Polyaniline (PANI) Thin Films: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential publication that focuses on high-throughput synthesis of PANI thin films and their characterization techniques. The book also covers promising applications of PANI thin films and applications including solar cells. Featuring research on topics such as solar cells, post-synthesis treatments, and physiochemistry, this book is ideally designed for scientists, industry practitioners, engineers, managers, academicians, researchers, and students seeking coverage in the areas of polymeric applications.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications
  • Characterization Techniques
  • Deposition Techniques
  • Future Possibilities
  • Physiochemistry
  • Polymers
  • Post-Synthesis Treatments
  • Solar Cells
  • Synthesis Techniques
  • Theory

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Subhash Chander, a recipient of highly prestigious the CAS Future Leaders 2019 by the CAS (a division of American Chemical Society, ACS) and only from India among 30 elected leaders across the world. He has also been awarded one of the most prestigious Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy (BASE) Fellowship-2016 by the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF), New Delhi to work at the Iowa State University, USA. He has an outstanding record of achievement as several first-authored publications and more than 850 citations which showed his tremendous scientific research capability. Dr. Chander Ph.D. from the Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur and his area of research has mainly focused on solar photovoltaics and has a good hand on the experimental tools viz. deposition and characterization techniques. Dr. Chander’s research work related to enhancing the performance and reduction in the cost of solar cells can help to provide more abundant electricity throughout the world. He has excellent communication skills and flexible capability to adapt cross-country cultural as he had visited the USA (twice), Germany, Sweden, and Finland. He is also a member of distinguished professional and scientific societies as well as international peer-refereed for several journals of ACS, RSC, Wiley, Elsevier, AIP, Springer, etc.
Dr. Nirmala K. Jangid is working as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali (India). She has completed her Ph.D. on “Synthesis, characterization and applications of polyaniline and their dye - substituted derivatives”. Dr. Jangid has published various chapters in international books, Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials and Encyclopedia of Polymeric applications (Taylor & Francis). She has several research papers and review articles in various national and international reputed journals. Dr. Jangid also presented numerous research papers in national and international conferences across the country. Recently she edited one book published by IGI Global.