Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 293–298

Conductivity anisotropy in oriented poly(p-Phenylene vinylene)

  • David R. Gagnon
  • James D. Capistran
  • Frank E. Karasz
  • Robert W. Lenz
Conducting Polymers

Summary

The study of charge transport mechanisms in highly conjugated conducting polymers has historically been hampered by the complex and invariant morphologies of the best conductors. We have prepared amorphous and uniaxially oriented films of poly(p-phenylene vinylene) (PPV) which exhibit a large conductivity anisotropy proportional to the degree of molecular orientation. The conductivity of the AsF5 doped PPV, together with wide angle x-ray and IR characterization of these samples is reported.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David R. Gagnon
    • 1
  • James D. Capistran
    • 1
  • Frank E. Karasz
    • 1
  • Robert W. Lenz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Polymer Science and EngineeringUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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