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Spinks, G. Maxwell., Zhao, L., Li, W., Wu, Y., Zhou, D. and Wallace, G. G. (2005). Synthesis, modeling, and characterization of conducting polymers. In A. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Smart Materials III (pp. 145-152). Australia: The Society for Optical Engineering.


This paper presents synthesis and characterization of polypyrrole based conducting polymers in terms of electronic and mechanical disciplines. Using the electrochemical polymerization approach, conducting polymer samples with different dimensions (length, width, and thickness) was fabricated. For each sample, both sinusoidal and step excitations were used to study its mechanical and electrical properties. An equivalent electric circuit based on constant phase element (CPE) is proposed to model such responses. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) method was used to identify the relationship between the dimensions of conducting polymers and model elements parameters.



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