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Premium Fabrication of Patterned Conducting Polymers on Insulating Polymeric Substrates by Electric‐Field‐Assisted Assembly and Pattern Transfer
Author(s)
Wei Ming,
Tao Zhenghong,
Xiong Xugang,
Kim Myunghwan,
Lee Jun,
Somu Sivasubramanian,
Sengupta Sandip,
Busnaina Ahmed,
Barry Carol,
Mead Joey
Publication year2006
Publication title
macromolecular rapid communications
Resource typeJournals
PublisherWILEY‐VCH Verlag
Abstract Summary: The use of electrostatically addressable templates for the directed assembly of conducting polymers and pattern transfer to another polymer substrate is demonstrated. Doped conducting polyaniline was selectively assembled on the patterned template assisted by a DC electric field. Adding an insulated silicon dioxide layer onto the surface of the silicon wafer is critical to the formation of patterned PANi rather than a PANi film. After deposition, it was demonstrated that by compression molding or solution casting methods, patterned PANi can be completely transferred to a secondary polymer substrate, such as an NBR sheet or a polyurethane film. The conductivity of PANi lines on the PU film was found to be as high as 0.87 S · cm −1 . The simple one‐step assembly process for patterning conductive polymers and transfer provides a promising nanomanufacturing approach for cost‐effective and high performance flexible nanoelectronics and biosensors.Optical image of PANi‐assembled templates with patterned gold lines connected to negative electrodes at 10 V for 1 min.
Subject(s)alternative medicine , chemistry , composite material , conductive polymer , electrode , fabrication , geology , materials science , medicine , nanomanufacturing , nanotechnology , oceanography , optoelectronics , pathology , polyaniline , polymer , polymerization , silicon , substrate (aquarium) , template , wafer
Language(s)English
SCImago Journal Rank1.348
H-Index154
eISSN1521-3927
pISSN1022-1336
DOI10.1002/marc.200600493

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