Characterizations of PEDOT:PSS/SWCNT Organic Anodes


Our works have been concentred on the characterization of single wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) composites films in order to obtain a new easy processing anode for organic device. The morphology and charge transport in poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) poly (4-styrenesulfonate) / SWCNT thin layers was investigated. PEDOT:PSS polymer acts as host material and an excellent dispersion of metallic single wall carbon nanotube (m-SWCNT) can be achieved enhancing the polymer’s electrical properties. The PEDOT:PSS/SWCNT films are prepared on glass substrates using spin coating method. Raman spectroscopy has been used to observe the surface states of PEDOT: PSS/SWCNT films and to realize Raman mapping that allow determining the homogeneity of the SWCNT dispersion into the films. Optical and electrical characterizations (sheet resistance, conductivity) of the films are also presented.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.


  1. 1.

    G. Gu, Y. Ling, R. Liu, P. Vasinajindakaw, X. Lu, C. S. Jones, W.S. Shih, V. Kayastha, N. L. Downing, X. Han, H. Subbaraman, D. Pham, R.T. Chen, M.Y. Chen, U. Berger and M. Renn, Journal of Nanotechnology 2011, Article ID 823680 (2011)

  2. 2.

    T. Paudel, J. Rybczynski, Y. T. Gao, Y. C. Lan, Y. Peng, K. Kempa, M. J. Naughton and Z. F. Ren, Physica Status Solidi (a) 208, 4, 924–927 (2011)

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  3. 3.

    G.D.R. Banoukepa, R. Antony, M. Colas, B. Ratier, Phys. Status Solidi C 7, 1–4, 1227–1230 (2010)

    Google Scholar 

  4. 4.

    S. Y. Ghosh and O. Inganäs., Synth Methods 12, 11321 (2001)

    Google Scholar 

  5. 5.

    S. Timpanaro, M. Kemerink, F.J. Touwslager, M.M. De Koc and S. Schrader, Chem Phys Lett 394, 339–343 (2004)

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  6. 6.

    J. Ouyang, C.W. Chu, F.C. Chen, Q. Xu and Y. Yang, J.M.S. Part A-Pure and App. Ch. 41, 12, 1497–1511(2004)

    Google Scholar 

  7. 7.

    S. Sakamoto, M. Okumura, Z. Zhao and Y. Furukawa, Chem. Phys. Lett. 412, 395–398 (2005)

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  8. 8.

    M. Oron-Carl, F. Hennrich, M.M. Kappes, H. v. Lolhneysen and R. Krupke, Nano Lett. 5, 9 (2005)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  9. 9.

    A. Jorio, M.A. Pimenta, C. Fantini, M. Souza, A.G. Souza Filho, GE.G. Samsonidze, G. Dresselhaus, M.S. Dresselhaus and R. Saito, Carbon 42, 1067–1069 (2004)

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references


We would like to express our gratitude to the JSPS for its financial support. Maggy Colas for the Raman spectroscopy and the mapping. This work would not have been done without the support of Ichikawa laboratory from the University of Shinshu and Xlim Minacom laboratory from the University of Limoges.

Author information



Corresponding author

Correspondence to G.D.R. Banoukepa.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Banoukepa, G., Ichikawa, M., Antony, R. et al. Characterizations of PEDOT:PSS/SWCNT Organic Anodes. MRS Online Proceedings Library 1407, 469 (2012).

Download citation