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Inverse-opal conducting polymer monoliths in microfluidic channels

Gorey, Brian and White, Blánaid and Morrin, Aoife and Smyth, Malcolm R. (2012) Inverse-opal conducting polymer monoliths in microfluidic channels. In: 14th International Conference on Electroanalysis, ESEAC 2012, 3-7 june 2012, Portorož, Slovenia .

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Abstract

Inverse opal monolithic flow-through structures of polyaniline (PANI) were achieved in microfluidic channels for lab-on-a-chip (LOC) applications. In order to achieve the uniformly porous monolith, polystyrene (PS) colloidal crystal (CC) templates were fabricated in channel. An inverse opal PANI structure was achieved on-chip, through a two-step process involving the electrochemical growth of PANI and subsequent removal of the template. The effect of electropolymerisation on these structures is discussed. It was found that growth time is critical in achieving an ordered structure with well-defined flow-through pores. This is significant in order to fabricate optimal porous PANI structures that maximise surface area of the monolith and also provide well-defined flow profiles through the micro-channel.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:No
Uncontrolled Keywords:Polyaniline; Hard-templating; Lab-on-a-chip; Poly(styrene); Inverse opal; Microfluidics
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Chemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Enterprise Ireland
ID Code:17914
Deposited On:27 Mar 2013 14:12 by Aoife Morrin. Last Modified 22 Mar 2017 11:56

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