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The resistance of polyelectrolyte multilayers in a free-hanging configuration


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.

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.

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.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Dewey Decimal Classification:170 Ethics
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:27 Jan 2011 16:22
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:39
Publisher:American Chemical Society
ISSN:1520-5207
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1021/jp107362y
PubMed ID:20961140

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