Rise and rise of conducting polymers

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Abstract

The discovery or, in a certain extent, rediscovery of polymers possessing high electronic conductivity launched a new field of research about 30 years ago. Electrochemistry has played a significant role in the preparation and characterization of these novel materials, which has served as a basis for many advanced applications in different areas spanning from the energy technologies to the health care. In this paper is intended to give a short summary of the history of this field, and based on the achievements until now-knowing the present limitations and opportunities-the tasks for the future are also discussed. In such a recapitulation, it is appropriate to mention the researchers who substantially contributed to the development of our present knowledge on conducting polymers during the past decades.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1711-1718
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Solid State Electrochemistry
Volume15
Issue number7-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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Keywords

  • Applications
  • Characterization
  • Conducting polymers
  • Electropolymerization
  • History

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  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
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Rise and rise of conducting polymers. / Inzelt, G.

In: Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, Vol. 15, No. 7-8, 07.2011, p. 1711-1718.

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