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Comparative studies on the electrical properties of PEDOT:PSS doped SNP films and hydrogels for medical electrode applications

Ahmad Shahrim, Nur'Aishah and Ahmad, Zuraida and Masaad, Intan Seirra and Zamros, Nur Afiqah and Azman, Amelia Wong and Sarifuddin, Norshahida and Buys, Yose Fachmi (2022) Comparative studies on the electrical properties of PEDOT:PSS doped SNP films and hydrogels for medical electrode applications. In: Key Engineering Materials. Trans Tech Publications Ltd, pp. 43-49. ISBN 1013-9826 (ISSN)

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Poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) is a promising conductive polymer to be the next-generation electrode for medical purposes. However, PEDOT:PSS exhibits low conductivity (~1×10−3 S cm−1); hence, incorporating silver nanoparticles (SNP) with PEDOT:PSS will improve the electrical conductivity. This paper aims to investigate the electrical properties differences between PEDOT:PSS doped SNP-based films and hydrogels. The two different states of PEDOT:PSS/SNP serves its particular purpose as an electrode. Initially, the PEDOT:PSS/SNP solution was prepared by homogeneously mixing at constant stirring. Then, the solution was drop-casting onto a glass substrate to produce a film, while another part of the solution was undergoing a freeze-thaw method to produce hydrogel. Surface resistance measurement exhibits lower resistance values for a film (0.11 kΩ) than hydrogel (0.59 kΩ). A scanning electron microscope (SEM) was utilized to observe the morphology of the films, while an optical microscope (OM) observed the surface of the hydrogel since they are in different states. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectra display prominent peaks that described the successful blending between PEDOT:PSS and SNP for both films and hydrogels. These findings demonstrate that varying processing methods of preparing PEDOT:PSS/SNP in films or hydrogels may influence its properties like the electrode, which should provide a valuable contribution to the bioelectronic areas.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 1662-9795 (eISSN)
Uncontrolled Keywords: PEDOT:PSS, films, hydrogels, electrode, electrical properties
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Ir Dr Zuraida Ahmad
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2023 12:41
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 12:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/104010

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