Template-synthesis entails the synthesis of an electronically conductive polymer (or other material) within the pores of a microporous membrane. The membranes used have cylindrical pores of equivalent pore diameter; as a result, polymeric fibers are obtained, the diameters of which are determined by the diameter of the pores in the template membrane. We show in this paper that template-synthesized polypyrrole fibers show faster rates of charge-transport, during electrochemical "undoping", and dramatically higher electronic conductivities, than conventional forms of this polymer (eg electrochemically-synthesized film). © 1992.
Martin, C. R., Van Dyke, L. S., & Cai, Z. (1992). Template-synthesis-a method for enhancing the ionic and electronic conductivity in electronically conductive polymers. Electrochimica Acta, 37(9), 1611–1613. https://doi.org/10.1016/0013-4686(92)80121-2