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Fabrication of Polypyrrole Nanowire and Nanotube Arrays
Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan 523106, P. R. China
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Received: 25 June 2004; Accepted: 5 November 2005 / Published: 15 April 2005
Abstract: Large area highly uniform and ordered polypyrrole nanowire and nanotubearrays were fabricated by chemical oxidation polymerization with the help of a porousanodic aluminium oxide (AAO) template. Under 0.2 moL/L pyrrole (H2O) and 0.2 moL/LFeCl3 (H2O) pattern, polypyrrole nanowire arrays were obtained after 2.0 hourspolymerization reaction in a two-compartment reaction cell. When the reaction wasstopped after 15 minutes, polypyrrole nanotube arrays have been formed. The diameter,length and density of compositive nanowires and nanotubes could be controlled byparameters of AAO template.
Keywords: polypyrrole; nanowire arrays; AAO template; chemical oxidation polymerisation
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Cheng, F.-L.; Zhang, M.-L.; Wang, H. Fabrication of Polypyrrole Nanowire and Nanotube Arrays. Sensors 2005, 5, 245-249.
Cheng F-L, Zhang M-L, Wang H. Fabrication of Polypyrrole Nanowire and Nanotube Arrays. Sensors. 2005; 5(4):245-249.
Cheng, Fa-Liang; Zhang, Ming-Liang; Wang, Hong. 2005. "Fabrication of Polypyrrole Nanowire and Nanotube Arrays." Sensors 5, no. 4: 245-249.