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Title: Morphology in electrochemically grown conducting polymer films

A conducting polymer film with an improved space filling is formed on a metal electrode surface. A self-assembling monolayer is formed directly on the metal surface where the monolayer has a first functional group that binds to the metal surface and a second chemical group that forms a chemical bonding site for molecules forming the conducting polymer. The conducting polymer is then conventionally deposited by electrochemical deposition. In one example, a conducting film of polyaniline is formed on a gold electrode surface with an intermediate monolayer of p-aminothiophenol. 2 figs.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7207456
Report Number(s):
US 5108573; A
PPN: US 7-533551
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 5 Jun 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; POLYMERS; ELECTROCHEMICAL COATING; MORPHOLOGY; ANILINE; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS; ELECTRODES; LAYERS; AMINES; AROMATICS; CHEMICAL COATING; DEPOSITION; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SURFACE COATING 360601* -- Other Materials-- Preparation & Manufacture; 360602 -- Other Materials-- Structure & Phase Studies