Development of chemical approaches aimed at conferring cation specificity/sensitivity to the ambivalent (ionic and electronic conductive) PEDOT material. Specific metal cations involved in various cell/organ activities, such as K+, Na+ or Zn2+, will be investigated through the synthesis of appropriate (co)polymers. The latter can thus be processed into OECTs for final cell interfacing.
Main partners from Bordeaux campus are electrochemist Pr. A. Kuhn from ISM and electrophysiologist Pr J. Lang (coord. ANR MULTISPOT) from CBMN