Nanoscale Composites Formed by Encapsulation of Polymers in M0S2. From Conjugated Polymers to Plastics. Detection of Metal to Insulator Transition.

Rabin Bissessur, Jon L. Schindler, Carl R. Kannewurf, Mercouri Kanatzidis

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Polyaniline, poly(ethylene oxide), poly(propylene glycol), poly-(vinylpyrrolidinone), methyl cellulose, polyethylenimine, polyethylene, and Nylon-6, were encapsulated into M0S2. Electrical conductivity and thermoelectric power measurements of pressed pellets of (PEO)0.92MoS2 and (Polyaniline)0.35MoS2 show p-type metallic behavior. Below 14 K and 9 K respectively both show a metal to insulator transition. The thermal stability of these materials is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-254
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology. Section A. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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