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A Cytocompatible Robust Hybrid Conducting Polymer Hydrogel for Use in a Magnesium Battery

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  • Changchun Yu,

    1. Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Caiyun Wang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Xiao Liu,

    1. Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Xiaoteng Jia,

    1. Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Sina Naficy,

    1. Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Kewei Shu,

    1. Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Maria Forsyth,

    1. Institute for Frontier Materials, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
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  • Gordon G. Wallace

    Corresponding author
    1. Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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Abstract

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A cytocompatible robust hybrid conducting-polymer hydrogel, polypyrrole/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) is developed. This hydrogel is suitable for electrode-cellular applications. It demonstrates a high battery performance when coupled with a bioresorbable Mg alloy in phosphate-buffered saline. A combination of suitable mechanical and electrochemical properties makes this hydrogel a promising material for bionic applications.

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