Enhanced electrical conductivity of individual conducting polymer nanobelts

Lin Jiang, Sun Yinghui Sun, Haiyang Peng, Lain Jong Li, Tao Wu, Jan Ma, Freddy Yin Chiang Boey, Xiaodong Chen*, Lifeng Chi

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A facile strategy for preparing 1D conducting polymer nanobelts with the width of the belts down to less than 50 nm is presented. Strong enhancement in the conductivity of individual polypyrrole (PPy) nanobelts is observed, due to lengthening of the π-conjugation length of PPy belts with decreasing belt width, as confirmed by micro-Raman measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1949-1953
Number of pages5
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 18 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • conducting polymers
  • conductivity
  • nanoelectronic devices
  • nanostructures
  • temperature dependence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biotechnology
  • General Materials Science
  • Biomaterials


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