High current density and drift velocity in templated conducting polymers

Bjorn Winther Jensen, Maria Forsyth, Keld West, Jens Wenzel Andreasen, Gordon Wallace, Douglas R. MacFarlane

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Conducting polymers prepared by a templated vapour phase polymerisation process involving solid phase transition metal complexes are found to produce polymers with charge carriers that exhibit maximum drift velocity in the range of 1 m/s. This super-mobility seems to be related to a high degree of ordering in the materials as evidenced by the X-ray diffraction data. This may result from a templated polymerisation process. The high mobility manifests itself as a capacity to sustain very high current densities (>10000 A/cm2); such high current densities are of importance in thin film conductor applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)796-800
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic Electronics: physics, materials, applications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Current density
  • Drift velocity
  • Polypyrrole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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    Winther Jensen, B., Forsyth, M., West, K., Andreasen, J. W., Wallace, G., & MacFarlane, D. R. (2007). High current density and drift velocity in templated conducting polymers. Organic Electronics: physics, materials, applications, 8(6), 796-800. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2007.07.009