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|Title:||Characterization of Doping and Electropolymerization of Free Standing Films of Polyterthiophene|
|Authors:||VIGNALI MARINKA; EDWARDS ROBERT; CUNNANE VINCENT|
|Citation:||JOURNAL OF ELECTROANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY vol. 592 p. 37-45|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||To characterize the doping and electropolymerize a free-standing semiconducting polymer, the technique of electrodeposition at the Interface between Two Immiscible Electrolyte Solutions (ITIES) was used. The potential use of such films for photovoltaic applications led to a 'plain' terthiophene being chosen as the starting monomer in order to have a longer conjugation length. A new design of a 4-electrode cell allowed us to operate at a relatively high potential but where the potential is still low compared with a value that would damage the formed polymer. The doping level is investigated by both cyclic voltammetric and steady state techniques.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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