Noor H. Jabarullah
Novel conducting polymer current limiting devices for low cost surge protection applications
Jabarullah, Noor H.; Verrelli, Emanuele; Mauldin, Clayton; Navarro, Luis A.; Golden, Josh; Madianos, Leonidas; Tsoukalas, Dimitris; Kemp, Neil T.
Dr Emanuele Verrelli E.Verrelli@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer in Physics, Director of Postgraduate Researchers, Seminar organiser, First aider
Luis A. Navarro
Neil T. Kemp
We report on the development of novel intrinsic conducting polymer two terminal surge protection devices. These resettable current limiting devices consist of polyaniline nanofibres doped with methane sulphonic acid electrochemically deposited between two 55 μm spaced gold electrodes. At normal applied voltages, the low resistance devices act as passive circuit elements, not affecting the current flow. However during a current surge the devices switch from ohmic to non-ohmic behaviour, limiting current through the device. After the current surge has passed, the devices reset back to their original state. Our studies show that a partial de-doping/re-doping process caused by the rapid diffusion of moisture out of or into the polymer film during joule heating/cooling is the underlying mechanism responsible.
Jabarullah, N. H., Verrelli, E., Mauldin, C., Navarro, L. A., Golden, J., Madianos, L., …Kemp, N. T. (2014). Novel conducting polymer current limiting devices for low cost surge protection applications. Journal of applied physics, 116(16), 164501. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4899246
|Acceptance Date||Oct 1, 2014|
|Publication Date||Oct 28, 2014|
|Deposit Date||Jul 20, 2015|
|Publicly Available Date||Oct 27, 2022|
|Journal||Journal of applied physics|
|Publisher||American Institute of Physics|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Article Number||ARTN 164501|
|Additional Information||The following article appeared in J. Appl. Phys. 116, 164501 (2014) and may be found at http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jap/116/16/10.1063/1.4899246.|
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