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Current Trends in Sensors Based on Conducting Polymer Nanomaterials
Alan G. MacDiarmid Energy Research Institute, Department of Polymer and Fiber System Engineering, Chonnam National University, 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-757, Korea
Department of Polymer Engineering, Graduate School, Chonnam National University, 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-757, Korea
Received: 18 July 2013; in revised form: 15 August 2013 / Accepted: 16 August 2013 / Published: 27 August 2013
Abstract: Conducting polymers represent an important class of functional organic materials for next-generation electronic and optical devices. Advances in nanotechnology allow for the fabrication of various conducting polymer nanomaterials through synthesis methods such as solid-phase template synthesis, molecular template synthesis, and template-free synthesis. Nanostructured conducting polymers featuring high surface area, small dimensions, and unique physical properties have been widely used to build various sensor devices. Many remarkable examples have been reported over the past decade. The enhanced sensitivity of conducting polymer nanomaterials toward various chemical/biological species and external stimuli has made them ideal candidates for incorporation into the design of sensors. However, the selectivity and stability still leave room for improvement.
Keywords: conducting polymers; nanomaterials; chemical sensors; biosensors; polypyrrole; polyaniline; poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)
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Yoon, H. Current Trends in Sensors Based on Conducting Polymer Nanomaterials. Nanomaterials 2013, 3, 524-549.
Yoon H. Current Trends in Sensors Based on Conducting Polymer Nanomaterials. Nanomaterials. 2013; 3(3):524-549.
Yoon, Hyeonseok. 2013. "Current Trends in Sensors Based on Conducting Polymer Nanomaterials." Nanomaterials 3, no. 3: 524-549.