3 years ago

Multifunctional Nanostructured Conductive Polymer Gels: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

Multifunctional Nanostructured Conductive Polymer Gels: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications
Fei Zhao, Ye Shi, Lijia Pan, Guihua Yu
Conductive polymers have attracted significant interest over the past few decades because they synergize the advantageous features of conventional polymeric materials and organic conductors. With rationally designed nanostructures, conductive polymers can further exhibit exceptional mechanical, electrical, and optical properties because of their confined dimensions at the nanoscale level. Among various nanostructured conductive polymers, conductive polymer gels (CPGs) with synthetically tunable hierarchical 3D network structures show great potential for a wide range of applications, such as bioelectronics, and energy storage/conversion devices owing to their structural features. CPGs retain the properties of nanosized conductive polymers during the assembly of the nanobuilding blocks into a monolithic macroscopic structure while generating structure-derived features from the highly cross-linked network.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00191

DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00191

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