Temperature activated ionic conductivity in gallium and indium phthalocyanines

San S. E., Okutan M., Nyokong T., Durmus M., Ozturk B.

POLYHEDRON, vol.30, no.6, pp.1023-1026, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.poly.2010.12.047
  • Journal Name: POLYHEDRON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1023-1026
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The effects of introducing gallium and indium metals into phthalocyanine molecules were investigated via temperature and frequency dependent dielectric spectroscopy. The dielectric properties of Ga(III) and In(111) phthalocyanine pellets were measured at frequencies from 1 kHz to 1 MHz in the temperature range 300-530 K. The temperature dependence of the real part of the dielectric constant suggested that these compounds exhibit semiconductor behavior. The activation energy values were calculated from the Arrhenius plots at different frequencies. A distinct transition in these plots indicated the activation of ionic conductivity at higher temperatures. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.