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Sugihara, K; Vörös, J; Zambelli, T (2010). The resistance of polyelectrolyte multilayers in a free-hanging configuration. Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, 114(44):13982-13987.

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Abstract

The resistivity ρ(PEM) of polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs), PEI(PSS/PAH)(24), PEI(PGA/PAH)(12), PEI(HA/PLL)(12) and PEI(PSS/PLL)(12), in a free-hanging configuration was estimated combining electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and atomic force microscopic (AFM) images. Surprisingly, the obtained value of several kΩcm is at least 6 orders of magnitude lower than that reported previously, where the resistivity was determined in the conventional PEM-on-electrode system. The significant discrepancy indicates the unexpectedly low electrical PEM resistance in the absence of redox-active ions and the sensitivity limitation in the conventional system.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Engineering
DDC:170 Ethics
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:27 Jan 2011 17:22
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 20:41
Publisher:American Chemical Society
ISSN:1520-5207
Publisher DOI:10.1021/jp107362y
PubMed ID:20961140
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 4
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