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Functionalised polyanaline nanofibers

Lahiff, Emer and Scarmagnani, Silvia and Wallace, Gordon and Diamond, Dermot (2009) Functionalised polyanaline nanofibers. In: ACES Electroactive Materials Symposium, 4-6 February, 2009, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, Wollongong, Australia.

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Abstract

Polyaniline (PAni) is a conducting polymer which switches between distinct states exhibiting dramatically different properties. The colour, conductivity and redox state of PAni all depend on the local chemical environment of the material. Consequently PAni has great potential for sensing applications. The nanostructured form of PAni is particularly interesting as it provides a very large surface-to-volume ratio that can lead to dramatic enhancement of sensor sensitivity and response time. In this work, we focus on derivatising polyaniline nanofibres. Using the technique described, carboxylate terminated side-chains can be covalently bound to solution based fibres.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:No
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Nanotechnology
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
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:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:2427
Deposited On:20 Feb 2009 14:54 by Emer Lahiff. Last Modified 06 May 2009 16:47

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