We investigate the properties of the electrically conductive polymer Polypyrrole (PPy) in tubular pores of monolithic micro (pore diameter D < 2 nm)-, meso- (2 nm < D <20 nm) and macroporous (D > 50 nm) silicon. We successfully demonstrate a homogeneous filling via electro-polymerisation for the extremely anisotropic confinement of 12 nm pore diameter and 180 µm pore length. The kinetics of this process are explored experimentally and related to phenomenological models for polymerization in confined geometries. First experiments on the enhancement of mechanical properties of the resulting soft-hard nanohybrids are also presented.
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