Anisotropic properties of conducting polymers prepared by liquid crystal templating

James F. Hulvat, Samuel I. Stupp

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Abstract

Anisotropic films of poly(3,4-ethyldioxythiophene) (PEDOT) have been prepared by polymerization in an aqueous, self-organized liquid crystalline template. The cylindrical, hydrophobic cores of the hexagonal template direct electropolymerization, producing films with anisotropic optical absorption and conductivity (see Figure).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-592
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 5 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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