Morphology of conducting polymeric coatings: Quantitative comparison between theory and experiment

B. Lin, R. Sureshkumar, J. L. Kardos

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Abstract

The density profile of electrosynthesized polymeric layers on carbon fibers is obtained from gravimetric and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) data. The coating density ρ is found to decrease with increasing radial distance, r, subject to the power law ρ(r)∝1/√r. Based on a modified diffusion-limited aggregation (DLA) model, it is shown that lattice Monte Carlo simulation of the coating process predicts the experimentally observed power law exponent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2445-2447
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Volume58
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carbon fiber
  • DLA
  • Electropolymerization
  • Polypyrrole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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