Koch L1,2, Polek A1,2, Rudd S2, Evans D2.
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2016 Dec 30. doi: 10.1021/acsami.6b14727. [Epub ahead of print]Conducting polymers represent a field of materials innovation that bridges the properties of metals (electrical conduction) with those of traditional polymers (mechanical flexibility). Although electronic properties have been studied, minimal attention is given to their mechanical properties such as tensile strength. This study presents macroscopic wires made from the vapor phase polymerization of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) using triblock copolymers as a molecular template. Read More