Advances in Synthetic Metals

Twenty years of progress in science and technology


  • P. Bernier, Groupe de Dynamique des Phases Condensees, Université de Montpellier II, CC 26, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 05, France
  • G. Bidan, CEA-Grenoble, UMR 585, (CNRS-CEA-Université J. Fourier), 17 Avenue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 09, France
  • S. Lefrant, IMN - LPC, University of Nantes, 44322 Nantes, France

This edited work contains eight extensive, review-type contributions by leading scientists in the field of synthetic metals. The authors were invited by the organisers of the International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals '98 (ICSM'98) to review the progress of research in the past two decades in a unifying and pedagogical manner. The present work highlights the state-of-the-art of the field and assesses the prospects for future research.
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For scientists in the fields of materials science, polymer science, organic solids, materials chemistry and condensed matter physics.


Book information

  • Published: December 1999
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-72003-0

Table of Contents

Preface (J. Friedel). Twenty years of "synthetic metals" - the role of synthesis (D. Marsitzky, K. Müllen). Twenty years of conducting polymers: from fundamental science to applications (M.D. McGehee et al.). The normal phase of quasi-one-dimensional organic superconductors (C. Bourbonnais, D. Jérome). Interplay of structural and electronic properties (S. Kagoshima et al.). Organic lower–dimensional crystalline and monolayer conductors (R.M. Metzger). Electron transport in conducting polymers (A.J. Epstein). Inherently conducting polymers: their role in the evolution of intelligent polymer systems (G.G. Wallace, L.A.P. Kane-Maguire). Conducting forms of carbon: fullerenes, onions, nanotubes (L. Forró et al.).