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Liquid crystal-templated conducting organic polymers

United States Patent

6,680,215
January 20, 2004
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A method of preparing a conductive polymeric film, includes providing a liquid crystal phase comprising a plurality of hydrophobic cores, the phase on a substrate, introducing a hydrophobic component to the phase, the component a conductive polymer precursor, and applying an electric potential across the liquid crystal phase, the potential sufficient to polymerize the said precursor.
Stupp; Samuel I. (Chicago, IL), Hulvat; James F. (Chicago, IL)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
10/ 272,707
20030087533
October 17, 2002
The United States Government has certain rights to this invention pursuant to Grant No. DE-FG02-00ER45810/A001 from the Department of Energy to Northwestern University.