Conduction in plasma polymerized thiophene films

M. S. Silverstein, I. Visoly

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Polythiophene (PT) is known to be an intrinsically conducting and photoluminescent polymer. Plasma polymerization is a low pressure, room temperature deposition process wherein the monomer is fragmented and reassembled into a transparent, crosslinked film. Smooth films of plasma polymerized thiophene (PPT) had a sulfur to carbon ratio and an optical gap similar to that of PT, indicating that it may be a good candidate for conductivity. The conductivity was affected by the deposition conditions and doping the PPT with iodine not only increased conductivity, but also altered the conduction mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 55th Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC. Part 3 (of 3) - Toronto, Can
Duration: 27 Apr 19972 May 1997


ConferenceProceedings of the 1997 55th Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC. Part 3 (of 3)
CityToronto, Can

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics


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