By Richard C. Alkire, Heinz Gerischer, Dieter M. Kolb, Charles W. Tobias

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This may be due a change in the deposition mechanism when the film becomes sufficiently thick to inhibit direct access to the platinum by unreacted monomer [176]. 3 The Electrochemistry of Polyaniline The electrochemistry of polyaniline is more complex than that of other conducting polymers and given the large number of possible structures for the material, it is not surprising that many possible reaction schemes have been suggested [1 81, 182, 195-197,2051. Many of the properties of the material are pH-dependent [173, 174,2063, including the open circuit potential [207j which is most positive at pH 0, and this is further complicated by the fact that not all the polymer chains are necessarily in exactly the same state at any given time [197].

2) and the low coulombic efficiencies seen at higher charge/discharge rates have been attributed to the oxidation of impurities and production of permanently-doped regions in the material. Similar experiments using Bu,NPF, in SO, have yielded an average charge/discharge capacity of 85 A h kg-', with one charge per four phenylene units [49]. Reversible n-doping has been achieved [229,232,236] with coulombic efficiencies of 90% and doping levels of greater than 20% [236], although some degradation of the electrolyte was seen.

Using spectroelectrochemical methods [355] and chronoamperometry [356], who proposed that the perchlorate mobility is the limiting factor during doping, and that the cation mobility is the limiting factor during de-doping [355]. Skotheim et al. [357] also found using XPS measurements that anions appear to be irreversibly incorporated into the polymer matrix on cycling as would be expected from the above discussion, and Tanguy et al. [358,359] have identified two types of dopant- deeply and weakly trapped.

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