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Recycle and reuse of substrates and the deposit materials

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The recovery and reuse of substrates such as indium tin oxide (ITO) and silicon along with the deposited materials has been attempted for the first time. It has been possible to exfoliate the oxide nanostructured films by a conducting polymer named poly-(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly-(styrenesulphonic acid)(PEDOT:PSS), leaving the substrates unaltered, so they can be used several times without any degradation of the material properties. One of the by-products is the retrieval of a flexible and free-standing inorganic–organic hybrid structure, which on annealing in an Ar atmosphere recovers the oxide materials from the hybrid structure.

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Submitted
30 Aug 2012
Accepted
01 Oct 2012
First published
02 Oct 2012

RSC Adv., 2012,2, 12136-12139
Article type
Communication

Recycle and reuse of substrates and the deposit materials

A. Shetty and K. K. Nanda, RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 12136
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA21987E

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