Optical properties of polyaniline thin films Academic Article uri icon


  • We report the preparation and properties of ultra-thin films of polyaniline formed by spinning. The polyaniline, dissolved in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone, was found to behave as a non-Newtonian fluid. However, high quality films could be produced under appropriate conditions. From these spun films of emeraldine base, we have calculated the absorption coefficient of both the benzenoid -* transition observed at 320nm and the quinoid ring absorption seen at 610nm, which leads to self-trapped exciton formation. 1993.

published proceedings

  • Synthetic Metals

author list (cited authors)

  • Scully, M., Petty, M. C., & Monkman, A. P.

citation count

  • 25

complete list of authors

  • Scully, M||Petty, MC||Monkman, AP

publication date

  • March 1993