Conjugated Conducting Polymers

  • Helmut G. Kiess

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 102)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Helmut G. Kiess
    Pages 1-5
  3. Dionys Baeriswyl, David K. Campbell, Sumit Mazumdar
    Pages 7-133
  4. Walther Rehwald, Helmut G. Kiess
    Pages 135-173
  5. Helmut G. Kiess, Günther Harbeke
    Pages 175-216
  6. Pawan K. Kahol, W. G. Clark, Michael Mehring
    Pages 217-304
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 305-313

About this book


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.


Conducting polymers Doping Magnetische Eigenschaft electronic states electronic transport magnetic properties metals nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) optical properties polyethylene polymer polymerization semiconductors spectroscopy transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Helmut G. Kiess
    • 1
  1. 1.Paul Scherrer Institut ZürichZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-46731-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46729-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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