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Conducting polymers as a basis for responsive materials systems


Barisci, JN and Lewis, TW and Spinks, GM and Too, CO and Wallace, GG, Conducting polymers as a basis for responsive materials systems, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 9, (9) pp. 723-731. ISSN 1045-389X (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/1045389X9800900904


Conducting polymers such as polypyrrole and polyaniline are being extensively studied for their use in a wide range of new products. These materials are unique in that they have switchable properties due to their 2 or more mechanically stable oxidation states. Thus, films or coatings can be easily switched by the application of small voltages and currents to change the mechanical and electrical properties, the density, light absorbance and even to emit light in a diode arrangement. This paper reviews the factors that influence the performance of conducting polymers in four applications being developed at the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute: actuators, membranes, sensors and corrosion resistant coatings.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:polymers, polypyrrole, polyaniline
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Macromolecular and materials chemistry
Research Field:Inorganic materials (incl. nanomaterials)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Lewis, TW (Associate Professor Trevor Lewis)
ID Code:130677
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:38
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2019-02-07
Last Modified:2019-02-20

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