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Recent Advances in Conducting Polymers: Applications in Electrochemistry

Author(s): Jim Brown

Scientists define conductive polymers as materials with highly reversible redox behaviour and unusual plastic-metal combination properties. Researchers have largely considered them for diverse applications due to their multifunctional characteristics, such as simple synthesis, acceptable environmental stability, and beneficial optical, electronic, and mechanical features. As a result, one of their distinguishing features is their ability to catalyze multiple electrode reactions. A thin layer of conducting polymer deposited on the substrate electrode surface can boost the kinetics of several solution species during the electrode process. Such electrocatalytic procedures using modified conducting polymer electrodes have the potential to be useful in a wide range of applied electrochemistry fields. This article looks at some of the most recent applications of conductive polymers as active electrode materials in energy storage, electrochemical sensing, and conversion fields like electrochemical supercapacitors, lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, and solar cells.

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