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Polymers 2017, 9(4), 150; doi:10.3390/polym9040150

Electrical and Electrochemical Properties of Conducting Polymers

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Department of Polymer Engineering, Graduate School, Chonnam National University, 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61186, Korea
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School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Chonnam National University, 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61186, Korea
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Academic Editor: Changsik Song
Received: 15 March 2017 / Revised: 19 April 2017 / Accepted: 20 April 2017 / Published: 23 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Conductive Polymers 2017)
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Abstract

Conducting polymers (CPs) have received much attention in both fundamental and practical studies because they have electrical and electrochemical properties similar to those of both traditional semiconductors and metals. CPs possess excellent characteristics such as mild synthesis and processing conditions, chemical and structural diversity, tunable conductivity, and structural flexibility. Advances in nanotechnology have allowed the fabrication of versatile CP nanomaterials with improved performance for various applications including electronics, optoelectronics, sensors, and energy devices. The aim of this review is to explore the conductivity mechanisms and electrical and electrochemical properties of CPs and to discuss the factors that significantly affect these properties. The size and morphology of the materials are also discussed as key parameters that affect their major properties. Finally, the latest trends in research on electrochemical capacitors and sensors are introduced through an in-depth discussion of the most remarkable studies reported since 2003. View Full-Text
Keywords: conducting polymers; conductivity; electronic properties; electrochemistry; pseudocapacitors; sensors conducting polymers; conductivity; electronic properties; electrochemistry; pseudocapacitors; sensors
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Le, T.-H.; Kim, Y.; Yoon, H. Electrical and Electrochemical Properties of Conducting Polymers. Polymers 2017, 9, 150.

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