Measurement of lateral charge propagation in polyaniline layers with the scanning electrochemical microscope

Daniel Mandler*, Patrick R. Unwin

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Abstract

The local injection and lateral propagation of charge in ultrathin polyaniline (PAN) layers have been studied with the scanning electrochemical microscope (SECM). Monolayers of PAN were deposited on a glass substrate using the LB method and were chemically reduced using sodium dithionite. A microelectrode held close to the PAN layer was used to generate a flux of an oxidant, i.e., Fe(phen)33- (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) which diffused to the surface and locally oxidized the reduced PAN. By simulating the current-time transients, the kinetics of lateral charge propagation have been evaluated.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)407-410
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume107
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Jan 2003

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