Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences

Conjugated Conducting Polymers

Editors: Kiess, Helmut (Ed.)

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This book reviews the current understanding of electronic, optical and magnetic properties of conjugated polymers in both the semiconducting and metallic states. It introduces in particular novel phenomena and concepts in these quasi­ one-dimensional materials that differ from the well-established concepts valid for crystalline semiconductors. After a brief introductory chapter, the second chapter presents basic theore­ tical concepts and treats in detail the various models for n-conjugated polymers and the computational methods required to derive observable quantities. Specific spatially localized structures, often referred to as solitons, polarons and bipolarons, result naturally from the interaction between n-electrons and lattice displacements. For a semi-quantitative understanding of the various measure­ ments, electron-electron interactions have to be incorporated in the models; this in turn makes the calculations rather complicated. The third chapter is devoted to the electrical properties of these materials. The high metallic conductivity achieved by doping gave rise to the expression conducting polymers, which is often used for such materials even when they are in their semiconducting or insulating state. Although conductivity is one of the most important features, the reader will learn how difficult it is to draw definite conclusions about the nature of the charge carriers and the microscopic transport mechanism solely from electrical measurements. Optical properties are discussed in the fourth chapter.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kiess, Helmut G.

    Pages 1-5

  • An Overview of the Theory of π-Conjugated Polymers

    Baeriswyl, Dionys (et al.)

    Pages 7-133

  • Charge Transport in Polymers

    Rehwald, Walther (et al.)

    Pages 135-173

  • Optical Properties of Conducting Polymers

    Kiess, Helmut G. (et al.)

    Pages 175-216

  • Magnetic Properties of Conjugated Polymers

    Kahol, Pawan K. (et al.)

    Pages 217-304

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conjugated Conducting Polymers
Editors
  • Helmut Kiess
Series Title
Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences
Series Volume
102
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-46729-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-46729-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-46731-8
Series ISSN
0171-1873
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 310
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