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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: January 2008
Keywords: Conducting polymers, composite coatings, electrochemical deposition, layered coatings, organic coatings, polyaniline, polypyrrole, polythiophene, thin films
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp


Local EPrints ID: 54650
ISSN: 0020-2967
PURE UUID: 7364ac32-1f69-4fd4-a1ec-e3ec45d9af78

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Date deposited: 04 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:35

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Author: Carlos Ponce de Leon
Author: Sheelagh Campbell
Author: James Smith
Author: Frank Walsh

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