Electrochemical and computational studies of electrically conducting polymer coatings

J R Smith, Y Li, S Breakspear, P A Cox, D C Whitley, F C Walsh, S A Campbell
  • Transactions of the IMF, September 2011, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1179/174591911x13125595748291

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What is it about?

A summary of the practical and theoretical (molecular modelling) aspects of conducting polymer research led by the late Dr Sheelagh Campbell at the University of Portsmouth is presented. The wide-range of interest encompasses tailored monomer design, density functional theory calculations, electrodeposition on various substrates, and investigations of polypyrrole as a corrosion inhibitor and as a matrix for release of therapeutic agents.

Why is it important?

Conducting polymers combine the high conductivity of metals and the processing properties of polymers. Their applications span to diverse fields such as sensors, stealth technology, electronic displays, drug delivery devices and protective coatings.

Perspectives

Dr James R Smith
University of Portsmouth

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