- Conference date: 8–12 February 2009
- Location: Dunedin (New Zealand)
Electrochemical growth of a conducting polymer generally leads to a microstructure which is an irregular assembly of irregular spheres, generally taken to be indicative of a diffusion‐limited aggregation in which oligomers generated at or near the electrode aggregate into particles that in turn aggregate onto the electrode. We have explored the possibilities for controlling this growth mode by using short current pulses to form the polymer. We illustrate the alteration in growth morphology achievable by the use of different pulse sequences. In particular, we show the possibility to grow isolated dendrites (‘nanowires’) of conducting polymer on an electrode surface.
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