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Materials 2014, 7(2), 906-947; doi:10.3390/ma7020906
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Electrospun Polymer Fibers for Electronic Applications

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1 Center for Nano Science and Technology @PoliMi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Pascoli 70/3, 20133 Milano, Italy 2 Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali e Ing. Chimica "G. Natta", Politecnico di Milano, Piazza L. Da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy
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Received: 24 December 2013 / Revised: 21 January 2014 / Accepted: 23 January 2014 / Published: 28 January 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Conjugated Polymers)
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Abstract

Nano- and micro- fibers of conjugated polymer semiconductors are particularly interesting both for applications and for fundamental research. They allow an investigation into how electronic properties are influenced by size confinement and chain orientation within microstructures that are not readily accessible within thin films. Moreover, they open the way to many applications in organic electronics, optoelectronics and sensing. Electro-spinning, the technique subject of this review, is a simple method to effectively form and control conjugated polymer fibers. We provide the basics of the technique and its recent advancements for the formation of highly conducting and high mobility polymer fibers towards their adoption in electronic applications.
Keywords: electrospinning; organic semiconductors; conjugated polymers; conductive polymers; Organic Field Effect Transistors (OTFTs) electrospinning; organic semiconductors; conjugated polymers; conductive polymers; Organic Field Effect Transistors (OTFTs)
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Luzio, A.; Canesi, E.V.; Bertarelli, C.; Caironi, M. Electrospun Polymer Fibers for Electronic Applications. Materials 2014, 7, 906-947.

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