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The technique is the electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM), wherein the polymer is deposited on a gold-coated quartz crystal. 23b. , those containing polyelectrolytes, wherein cation movement rather than anion predominates, and this is reflected in increases in mass at negative potentials. Resistometry An alternative in situ electrochemical method provides another piece of valuable information. Resistometry, a technique invented by Fletcher and coworkers, and first used for CEPs in our laboratories,146 enables changes in the resistance of conducting polymers to be monitored in situ.

The first products were backlit displays for automobile instrument panels and mobile phones. The displays were being manufactured by electronics giant Philips in partnership with Cambridge Display Technologies, a company spun off from the original research at Cambridge University. Philips released an electric razor in 2002 that used a PLED display. Uniax Corporation, United States, has also entered into a partnership with Philips to commercialize conducting polymer displays based on the research work of Nobel Laureate Prof.

Although large blisters have formed (after approximately 2 yr), there is little sign of steel rusting. Elucidation of the corrosion mechanism is complicated by the many testing variables involved: type of polymer used; form in which the polymer is applied to the metal; use, type, and thickness of the topcoat; preparation of the metal; and nature of the corrosive environment. All of these factors will influence corrosion performance. Elsenbaumer90 has proposed the concept that the conducting polymer promotes the formation of a passive oxide at the polymer–metal interface.

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