Potential Dependence of Electrical Conductivity and Chemical Charge Storage of Poly(pyrrole) Films on Electrodes.
NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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The electrical conductivity of solvent and electrolyte-wetted polypyrrole films is measured, both statically and dynamically, as a function of the potential applied to an electrode in contact with the film. The applied potential determines the film oxidation state. Polypyrrole electrical conductivity is ohmic and independent of potential from 0 to 0.4V vs. SSCE, and decreases and becomes less ohmic at more negative potentials. Measurements of the chemically reactive charge stored in polypyrrole as a function of potential were combined with the electrical conductivity results to yield a profile of electrical conductivity vs. average charge per monomer site in the polymer. Electrical conductivity is independent of monomer charge above about 0.15 holesmonomer unit. Author
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