Reaction factors for photo-electrochemical deposition of metal silver on polypyrrole as conducting polymer

Jin Kawakita, Jelmer M. Boter, Neupane Shova, Hiroshi Fujihira, Toyohiro Chikyow

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Abstract

Composite of metal and conducting polymer is expected for electrical application by the use of their advantages. For improvement of the composite's characteristics, it is important to control formation rate and structure of the composites obtained by simultaneous metal deposition and polymerization under photo irradiation. The purpose of this research was to reveal the effects of UV irradiation and dopant type for conducting polymer on photo-electrochemical deposition of metal. Cathodic polarization curves for silver deposition on polypyrrole doped with different types of anion at different intensity of the UV light were compared. Deposited particles were evaluated by the statistical analysis. The experimental results showed that silver deposition on polypyrrole was enhanced by UV introduction and depended on the dopant type.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Volume183
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 20
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dopant anion
  • Photo electrochemistry
  • Polypyrrole
  • Silver
  • UV irradiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry

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