Synthesis and characterization of polythiophene and poly (3-methylthiophene) nanotubes and nanowires

D. H. Park, B. H. Kim, M. K. Jang, K. Y. Bae, S. J. Lee, Jinsoo Joo

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Abstract

We synthesized nanotubes and nanowires of π-conjugated polythiophene (PT) and poly (3-methylthiophene) (P3MT) by using nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide (A12O3) template through electrochemical polymerization method From SEM and TEM photographs, we observed the formation of nanotubes with diameters of 100 ∼ 200 nm and wall thicknesses of 5 ∼ 10 nm. The length of PT and P3MT nanotubes and nanowires was up to ∼40 μm. To discern the structural and optical properties of the systems, we measured UV/Vis absorbance and FT-IR spectra. We observed that the doping level, the π-π* transition peak, and bipolaron peaks in P3MT nanotubes varied with synthetic temperature. Based on measured I-V characteristic curves with gate bias for a single strand of PT nanotube, the systems should be considered to exhibit p-type nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Volume153
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep 21

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Keywords

  • Nanotube
  • Nanowire
  • Poly (3-methylthiophene)
  • Polythiophene

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Synthesis and characterization of polythiophene and poly (3-methylthiophene) nanotubes and nanowires. / Park, D. H.; Kim, B. H.; Jang, M. K.; Bae, K. Y.; Lee, S. J.; Joo, Jinsoo.

In: Synthetic Metals, Vol. 153, No. 1-3, 21.09.2005, p. 341-344.

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Park, D. H. ; Kim, B. H. ; Jang, M. K. ; Bae, K. Y. ; Lee, S. J. ; Joo, Jinsoo. / Synthesis and characterization of polythiophene and poly (3-methylthiophene) nanotubes and nanowires. In: Synthetic Metals. 2005 ; Vol. 153, No. 1-3. pp. 341-344.
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