Mimicking the texture and anisotropy of the template, birefringent conducting polymer films (see picture) have been obtained by electropolymerization of 3,4-ethyldioxythiophene (EDOT) within a hexagonal lyotropic liquid crystal. Using a self-assembled template to control molecular orientation in conducting polymers could enhance electronic and optical properties.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - Feb 17 2003|
- Liquid crystals
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