Temporal Change in Electric Potential Distribution and Film Thickness in Electrophoretic Deposition of Conjugated Polymer

Kazuya TADA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E96-C    No.3    pp.378-380
Publication Date: 2013/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E96.C.378
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
conjugated polymer,  electrophoretic deposition,  suspensions,  electrophoretic mobility,  transient current,  

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It has been reported that the temporal change of current during the deposition shows a plateau and a break, similar to those found in a photocurrent profile taken by the time-of-flight technique for the investigation of photocarrier dynamics in condensed matters, enabling the estimation of electrophoretic mobility of colloidal particles in the suspension. The estimation of the electrophoretic mobility from transient current during the deposition by the simple drift model is based on the assumption that a constant electric field is uniformly applied between the positive and negative electrodes. Therefore, it is important to check if this assumption is satisfied. It is also important to measure the temporal evolution of film thickness, because this may give information about uniformity of colloidal size in the suspension. This study addresses these topics and validity of the assumption is confirmed.