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Special Issue "Conductive Polymers 2017"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2017

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Changsik Song

Department of Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746, Republic of Korea
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Interests: molecular design; synthesis; conductive polymers; electroconductive hydrogels; photocatalysis; dynamic bondings
Guest Editor
Dr. Hyeonseok Yoon

Department of Polymer Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 500-757, Republic of Korea
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Interests: conducting polymers; nanoparticles; composites; sensors; electrochemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to its previous success, we are delighted to reopen the Special Issue on “Conductive Polymers”. Previous author contributions showed how important the elaborated design and synthesis of functional conductive polymers are for various applications. We hope to continue to bring an inspiring perspective on developing novel (molecular) structures of conductive polymers.

Conductive polymers have been the subject of research interest for the last several decades since their interesting electronic properties are combined with their flexibility and light weight, and they have been utilized in sensors, actuators, and energy storage and conversion. Recent advances have been made on the control of three-dimensional structures, beyond the basic chemical structures, of conductive polymers in order to create novel functional materials. For example, hierarchically nanostructured conductive polymers have been developed and applied in sensors, supercapacitors, and battery electrodes. The control of higher level structures would also be important in developing conductive polymer-nanoparticle hybrid materials.

This Special Issue aims to report the recent progress of developing functional conductive polymers with novel structures, which can be applied in (but not limited to) sensors, actuators, supercapacitors, and batteries. Both original articles and reviews are welcome.

Dr. Changsik Song
Dr. Hyeonseok Yoon
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Conductive polymers
  • Nanostructure
  • Hierarchical structure
  • Polymer–nanoparticle hybrid
  • Sensors
  • Actuators
  • Energy storage

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Open AccessReview Electrical and Electrochemical Properties of Conducting Polymers
Polymers 2017, 9(4), 150; doi:10.3390/polym9040150
Received: 15 March 2017 / Revised: 19 April 2017 / Accepted: 20 April 2017 / Published: 23 April 2017
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Conducting polymers (CPs) have received much attention in both fundamental and practical studies because they have electrical and electrochemical properties similar to those of both traditional semiconductors and metals. CPs possess excellent characteristics such as mild synthesis and processing conditions, chemical and structural
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Conducting polymers (CPs) have received much attention in both fundamental and practical studies because they have electrical and electrochemical properties similar to those of both traditional semiconductors and metals. CPs possess excellent characteristics such as mild synthesis and processing conditions, chemical and structural diversity, tunable conductivity, and structural flexibility. Advances in nanotechnology have allowed the fabrication of versatile CP nanomaterials with improved performance for various applications including electronics, optoelectronics, sensors, and energy devices. The aim of this review is to explore the conductivity mechanisms and electrical and electrochemical properties of CPs and to discuss the factors that significantly affect these properties. The size and morphology of the materials are also discussed as key parameters that affect their major properties. Finally, the latest trends in research on electrochemical capacitors and sensors are introduced through an in-depth discussion of the most remarkable studies reported since 2003. Full article
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