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Theoretical models and electrochemical behavior of polyconjugated materials for EAPAD
Author(s): Toribio Fernandez Otero; Iker Boyano
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Paper Abstract

The electrochemically stimulated conformational relaxation model (ESCR) allows a good description of the chronoamperometric responses of polyaniline in acetonitrile solutions under relaxation control. Compaction, relaxation and diffusion controlled oxidation with penetration of counterions and increase of volume can be defined theoretically. Those three components include structural (macromolecular) aspects and electrochemical descriptions. The model is self-consistent: the same theoretical equation allows to simulate the influence of the different variables on the experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4329, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices, (16 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432656
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Toribio Fernandez Otero, Univ. Politecnica de Cartagena (Spain)
Iker Boyano, Univ. del Pais Vasco (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4329:
Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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