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Publication details for Professor Andy Monkman

MONKMAN, AP & ADAMS, P (1991). STRETCH ALIGNED POLYANILINE FILMS. Solid State Communications 78(1): 29-31.
  • Publication type: Journal Article
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0038-1098
  • Keywords: POLYACETYLENE

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

We have measured optical and electrical anisotropy in uniaxially
stretch aligned polyaniline films. Free standing films of polyaniline
cast from N-methyl-pyrrolidone solution have been elongated by up to a
maximum 650%, to yield conductivities up to 350 Scm-1 and maximum
electrical anisotropy of 24. Optical reflectivity measurements of such
films show them to closely resemble metallic polyacetylene, although
they do not show such high optical anisotropy.