Chemistry » Electrochemistry

Electropolymerization

Edited by Ewa Schab-Balcerzak, ISBN 978-953-307-693-5, 226 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published December 22, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1119
Edited Volume

In recent years, great focus has been placed upon polymer thin films. These polymer thin films are important in many technological applications, ranging from coatings and adhesives to organic electronic devices, including sensors and detectors. Electrochemical polymerization is preferable, especially if the polymeric product is intended for use as polymer thin films, because electrogeneration allows fine control over the film thickness, an important parameter for fabrication of devices. Moreover, it was demonstrated that it is possible to modify the material properties by parameter control of the electrodeposition process. Electrochemistry is an excellent tool, not only for synthesis, but also for characterization and application of various types of materials. This book provides a timely overview of a current state of knowledge regarding the use of electropolymerization for new materials preparation, including conducting polymers and various possibilities of applications.