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10.1021/ja0722224 - American Chemical Society
The combination of nanoparticles and conducting polymers, known as hybrid conducting nanocomposites, is a new emerging research field. The combination of conductive polymers, such as polyaniline (PANI), with conductive carbon nanotubes (CNTs) has already shown some synergistic properties. Hence, they have a variety of applications, e.g., as sensors, actuators, touch screens, etc. Usually PANI and CNTs are combined by using electrochemical synthesis starting with the monomer aniline. In this work a new method to obtain PANI/CNTs nanocomposite is described, consisting of Electrophoretic co-Deposition of PANI in the polymerised form, and CNTs. The advantages of the new deposition method, with respect to the usual electrochemical synthesis, are shown also in terms of electrochemical properties of the obtained hybrids nanocomposites
Zinc Oxide—From Synthesis to Application: A Review - MDPI
The purpose of this review article is to provide a better understanding for the recent research trend of conducting polymer-based nanohybrid sensors. Conducting polymer-based nanohybrids have the strong potential to provide distinct properties that were not found in the individual component and their bulk counterparts. However, on the other hand, it seems like that there has been relatively limited research on combining of conducting polymers with inorganic materials on nanoscale, except carbon nanomaterials, which is presumably due to the difficulties in obtaining well-defined polymer nanostructures. Although there have been successful trials that are highlighted in here, the absence of various material candidates is considered to retard the wide application of the conducting polymer nanohybrids to sensors. There is no doubt that new or improved chemical and physical properties from the conducting polymer nanohybrids can be exploited for fabricating high-performance sensors. Accordingly, we believe that further advance in synthesis techniques of conducting polymer nanohybrids will lead to a huge leap of sensor technology.