Conducting polymer coatings in electrochemical technology: part 2 – application areas.

Ponce de Leon, Carlos, Campbell, Sheelagh, Smith, James and Walsh, Frank (2008) Conducting polymer coatings in electrochemical technology: part 2 – application areas. Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing, 86, (1), 34-40. (doi:10.1179/174591908X264392).


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Conducting polymers can combine the electronic characteristics of metals with the engineering properties of polymers. Polypyrrole (PPy), polythiophene (PTh) and polyaniline (PAni) are common examples of conducting polymers which can be electrodeposited from their respective heterocyclic monomers. The applications of these and other electrodeposited polymer materials are considered in this review. Application areas include electronic and optical materials, sensors, bioimplants, actuators and corrosion protection together with electrical energy storage. Specialised coatings include composite and multilayer deposits consisting of a conducting polymer coating and a second phase of metal or ceramic.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1179/174591908X264392
ISSNs: 0020-2967 (print)
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Keywords: Conducting polymers, composite coatings, electrochemical deposition, layered coatings, organic coatings, polyaniline, polypyrrole, polythiophene, thin films
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Engineering Materials & Surface Engineering
ePrint ID: 54650
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January 2008Published
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:34

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