Abstract

A report on recent progress from our laboratories on the nanostructures produced from novel synthesis techniques will be discussed. Using high-energy radiation (γ-rays) we have been able to produce conducting polymer nanofibers and nanorods of polyaniline and polypyrrole without the use of a separate template or capping agent. This technique has been extended, with the addition of metal ions, to a "one pot" synthesis, producing conducting nanocomposites. These nanocomposites contain metal nanoparticles which decorate the conducting nanofibers. We have also recently shown that these systems can be photopatterned to produce novel structures. We believe that these systems will be useful in novel or significantly improved electronic devices.

Meeting Name

231st ACS National Meeting (2006: Mar. 26-30, Atlanta, GA)

Department(s)

Chemistry

Second Department

Physics

Third Department

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)
United States.Army
United States. Department of Energy

Keywords and Phrases

Nanoparticles; Nanostructures; Polypyrrole; Synthetic Polymers

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 American Chemical Society (ACS), All rights reserved.

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