Water-assisted fabrication of polyaniline honeycomb structure film

Chunling Yu, Jin Zhai, Xuefeng Gao, Meixiang Wan, Lei Jiang, Tiejin Li, Zesheng Li

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An ordered honeycomb structure of 4-dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid (DBSA)-doped polyaniline (PANI) is fabricated in a humid atmosphere. By controlling both the relative humidity in the atmosphere and the concentration of the conducting polymer, different morphologies of the honeycomb structure can be obtained. The driving force of this procedure is capillary force (self-assembly), and water droplets serve as a template. Furthermore, the honeycomb structure film of PANI-DBSA is proved to be electroactive and exhibits semiconducting properties in the appropriate doping state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4586-4589
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes

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