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Volume 72: Issue 12

Reaction-induced morphology control in block copolymers

"The manuscript from Robertson et al speaks to the importance of processing conditions on the generation of nanoscale morphologies. Block copolymers continue to provide unique performance due to the propensity to form a range of morphologies based on chemical composition and degree of polymerization, thus advances in block copolymer design will demand a firm understanding of the role of processing conditions and thermal history of macromolecular structures. This manuscript connects science and engineering to provide fundamental insight to ensure success with translation of next generation precise polymeric microstructures to industrial operations."

-Timothy Long, Editor-in-Chief
Timothy Long, Editor-in-Chief




Reaction-induced morphology control in block copolymers
Mark RobertsonCarmen B DunnZhe Qiang



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Conductive polymers (CPs) with high sensitivity mainly consisting of polyaniline (PANI), polypyrrole (PPY) and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) are used for various kinds of sensors such as gas sensors, temperature sensors, humidity sensors, strain sensors, biosensors etc. Moreover, the combination of CPs and other sensing materials such as carbonaceous materials, metal oxides, metals, metal sulfide etc. produces different composites with higher sensing performance due to a synergistic effect. Here sensors based on CPs and their composites are thoroughly reviewed. The perspectives include all-solid-state sensors, flexible sensors, stretchable sensors, highly sensitive sensors, highly selective sensors and so on.

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  •  26 April 2019

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