CONDUCTING POLYMER / REDOX POLYMER BLENDS VIA IN-SITU OXIDATIVE POLYMERIZATION - PREPARATION METHODS AND APPLICATION AS AN ELECTRO-ACTIVE POLYMERIC MATERIALS
The composition is made as follows. Firstly, the PTAm/Fe(III)(OTs)3 solution was spin-coated onto substrates, glass slides and silicon wafers at 1200 rpm. Then the samples were thereafter dried for 60 seconds at 70 DEG C (in oven) before transferred to the VPP chamber. The VPP chamber was a closed glass container with 0.1ml of EDOT monomer in an open Petri desk in the bottom. The VPP chamber was preheated to 70 DEG C before the samples were transferred. After 30 min at 70 DEG C the PEDOT polymerization was completed and the samples were removed from the VPP chamber and after cooling to room temperature, washed in ethanol to remove Fe(II) and excess of (OTs)3 anions. After drying in air the samples were used for electrochemical testing and fabrication of electrochemical cells.