Construction of Redispersible Polypyrrole Core–Shell Nanoparticles for Application in Polymer Electronics



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Redispersible conductive core–shell nanoparticles with a polystyrene core and a polystyrene sulfonate shell loaded with polypyrrole (PPy) are constructed. The smooth conducting thin films assembled from the PPy core–shell nanoparticles show high transmittance in the visible range and adequate adhesion to the substrates. Performance of light-emitting devices with the conducting thin film as the hole injection layer is tested and compared with the one based on PEDOT/PSS.