Accession Number:

ADA248806

Title:

Template-Synthesis: A Method for Enhancing the Ionic and Electronic Conductivity in Electronically Conductive Polymers

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

1992-04-16

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Template-synthesis entails the synthesis of an electronically conductive polymer or other material within the pores of a microporous membrane. The membranes used have cylindrica pores of equivalent pore diameter as a result, polymeric fibers are obtained, where the diameters of the fibers are determined by the diameter of the pores in the template membrane. We show in this paper that template-synthesized polypyrrole fibers show faster rates of charge transport, during electrochemical undoping, and dramatically higher electronic conductivitie than conventional forms e.g. electrochemically-synthesized film of this polymer.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE