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Polyconjugated Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444895738, 9780444596857

Polyconjugated Materials, Volume 30

1st Edition

Editor: G. Zerbi
eBook ISBN: 9780444596857
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 4th December 1992
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Table of Contents

Abbreviated. 1. Structure, Electrical Properties and Transport Properties. The design of polymeric organic metals: structure-property relationships (V. Enkelmann et al.). Heterogeneous electrical conductivity in metallic polyacetylene films (F. Körner et al.). Electrochemical doping of poly(&rgr;-phenylene sulfide) in concentrated sulfuric acid (C. Arbizzani et al.). Environmental and electrochemical stability of poly(dithienothiophene) (M. Siekierski, J. Plocharski). Electrochemical properties of thermally-structurized polymers (L. Sawtschenko et al.). 2. Optical Properties, Electronic Properties and Photoconductivity. Nonlinear optical processes in conjugated polymers: configuration interaction description of linear polyenes and VEH/SOS evaluation of polyarylene vinylenes (Z. Shuai et al.). Molecular orbitals and optical nonlinearities for symmetrically substituted benzylidene anilines (Y. Mori et al.). Extended states in disordered doped polyacetylene chains (F.C. Lavarda et al.). Characterization of segmented and highly oriented polyacetylene by electron spin resonance (A. Bartl et al.). An investigation into the electronic structure of poly(isothianaphthene) (I. Hoogmartens et al.). Picosecond photoconductivity in (CH)x (J. Reichenbach et al.). In situ optical spectroscopy of electrochemical doping of polypyrole (S. Skaarup et al.). 3. Synthesis and Electropolymerization. Fusion of heterocyclic polymerogenic units onto a central ring: A fruitful approach to the investigation and specific tailoring of the dependence of electrical properties on monomer structure in conductive polyheterocycles (A. Berlin et al.). Dependence of polypyrrole production on potential (T.F. Otero, C. Santamaría). Electropolymerization of benzene in a two-phase strong proton acid-benzene system (L.M. Goldenberg et al.). 4. Devices. Conjugated polymer semiconductor devices: characterisation of charged and neutral excitations (R.H. Friend). Polypyrrole microtubules and their use in the construction of a third generation biosensor (C.G.J. Koopal et al.). Charge separation in mixed-halide MX crystals: novel device applications (A. Saxena et al.). Author index. Subject index.


In the past ten years the science of Polyconjugated Organic Materials has grown rapidly and is now experiencing the uncorrelated explosive development typical of a new science. The transfer of the basic scientific knowledge of these materials to the field of technology and industry is presently the focus of interest in academic and industrial circles. New devices are being developed which are paving the way for future technologies. Organic materials have become the focus of attention in these technologies. The large and very fast nonlinear optical response of organic molecules has generated new theoretical and experimental physics as well as new synthetic chemistry. The advancement of knowledge and the new achievements in this field require the interdisciplinary practice of chemists, physicists and engineers who can talk the same technical language on molecular systems which show specific physical properties. The purpose of this book is to introduce beginners to the field of nonlinear optics in organic materials and to expose specialists in one field to the problems of the other fields. Since organic molecules with a large and very fast nonlinear optical response are being continuously discovered the contributions focus on this class of materials. The volume provides a useful introduction for all those interested in the theoretical and experimental aspects of this expanding field.


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4th December 1992
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G. Zerbi

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Politechnico di Milano, Milan, Italy