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Biological templated synthesis of water-soluble conductive polymeric nanowires

Niu, Zhongwei and Liu, Jie and Lee, L. Andrew and Bruckman, Michael A. and Zhao, Donggao and Koley, Goutam and Wang, Qian (2007) Biological templated synthesis of water-soluble conductive polymeric nanowires. NANO LETTERS, 7 (12). pp. 3729-3733.

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One-dimensional (1D) conductive nanowire is one of the most important components for the development of nanosized electronic devices, sensors, and energy storage units. Great progresses have been made to prepare the 1 D-conducting polymeric nanofibers by the low concentration process or the synthesis with hard or soft templates. However, it still remains as a great challenge to prepare polymeric nanofibers; With narrow dispersity, high aspect ratio, and good processibility. With the rod-like tobacco mosaic virus as the template, 1D-conducting polyaniline and polypyrrole nanowires can be readily prepared via a hierarchical assembly process. This synthesis discloses a unique way to produce composite fibrillar materials with controlled morphology and great processibility, which can promote many potential applications including electronics, optics, sensing, and biomedical engineering.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Physical Science > Nanoelectronics
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:478
Deposited On:04 Dec 2008 15:32
Last Modified:05 Jan 2009 17:24

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