Chapter 14. Nanostructured Conducting Polymers for (Electro)chemical Sensors

  1. Ali Eftekhari
  1. Anthony J. Killard1,2

Published Online: 6 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661338.ch14

Nanostructured Conductive Polymers

Nanostructured Conductive Polymers

How to Cite

Killard, A. J. (2010) Nanostructured Conducting Polymers for (Electro)chemical Sensors, in Nanostructured Conductive Polymers (ed A. Eftekhari), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661338.ch14

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, Ohio Institute of Technology, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Sensors and Separations Group, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 2

    Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745854

Online ISBN: 9780470661338



  • nanostructured conducting polymers for (electro)chemical sensors;
  • nanostructured conducting polymers - advantage over bulk counterparts;
  • nanostructured conducting-polymeric materials - in chemical-sensing applications;
  • nanowires and nanotubes;
  • template-directed synthesis of conducting-polymer nanowires;
  • nanogaps and nanojunctions and concept of ChemFET;
  • nanofibers and nanocables;
  • carbon nanotube nanocomposites;
  • electrochemical sensors, and nanostructured conducting-polymer materials and composites


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nanowires and Nanotubes

  • Nanogaps and Nanojunctions

  • Nanofibers and Nanocables

  • Nanofilms

  • Metallic Nanoparticle/Conducting-Polymer Nanocomposites

  • Metal-Oxide Nanoparticles/Conducting-Polymer Nanocomposites

  • Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites

  • Nanoparticles

  • Nanoporous Templates

  • Application Summaries

  • Conclusions

  • References