Semiconducting and metallic polymers

Heeger, Alan J., Sariciftci, Niyazi Serdar and Namdas, Ebinazar B. Semiconducting and metallic polymers. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Author Heeger, Alan J.
Sariciftci, Niyazi Serdar
Namdas, Ebinazar B.
Title Semiconducting and metallic polymers
Place of Publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication year 2010
Sub-type Textbook
Series Oxford graduate texts
ISBN 9780198528647
Language eng
Total number of pages 288
Collection year 2011
Subjects 091208 Organic Semiconductors
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Conducting and semiconducting (conjugated) polymers have a unique set of properties, combining the electronic properties of metals and semiconductors with the processing advantages and mechanical properties of polymers. Now, thirty-five years after their discovery, metallic conducting polymers have been demonstrated in the laboratory to have electrical conductivities approaching that of copper, and mechanical strengths exceeding that of steel, a remarkable achievement.
A wide variety of electrical and optical devices have been demonstrated using semiconducting polymers. Light-emitting devices have been made which are as bright as fluorescent lamps at applied voltages of only a few volts; photovoltaic solar energy conversion using conjugated polymer composites is in industrial production; conjugated polymer transistors, circuits and chips have been demonstrated. Indeed, semiconducting and metallic polymers can be thought of as electronic 'inks'. The advances in printing technology (ink-jet printing, off-set printing, etc) combined with the science and technology of conducting polymers will revolutionize the way in which electronic devices are manufactured. In addition, semiconducting and metallic polymers can be used in applications which require special mechanical properties such as flexibility.
The field of semiconducting and conducting polymers has become one of the most attractive areas of interdisciplinary materials science and technology. Ranging from physics, chemistry, electrical and electronic engineering to the optical sciences, this field covers a wide range of competences and interdisciplinary knowledge.
Readership: Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in polymer physics, as well as interested specialists in industry.
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Additional Notes Description: ix, 278 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.

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