Fullerene Polymers and Fullerene Polymer Composites

  • Peter C. Eklund
  • Apparao M. Rao

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. M. S. Dresselhaus, G. Dresselhaus
    Pages 1-67
  3. A. M. Rao, P. C. Eklund
    Pages 145-184
  4. M. Menon, K. R. Subbaswamy
    Pages 229-240
  5. M. Núñez-Regueiro, L. Marques, J. L. Hodeau, C. H. Xu, G. E. Scuseria
    Pages 241-264
  6. H. Kuzmany, J. Winter
    Pages 265-302
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 389-395

About this book


Fullerene Polymers and Fullerene Polymer Composites is a first comprehensive experimental and theoretical account of polymers and composites whose unusual properties, such as, photophysical phenomena, electrical transport, phase transitions and magnetic properties stem from the incorporation of C60 in the material. Three different classes of C60 polymers are discussed: (i) pristine and doped (C60) N polymers, (ii) C60 organic polymer composites and (iii) C60 organic block co-polymers. Each chapter is written by an internationally renowned expert who has published extensively in this subfield of fullerene materials. Introductory chapters on the fundamental properties of fullerenes (C60, C70) and photophysical phenomena in fullerenes and polymers are also included to introduce materials scientist, chemists and solid state physicists to the field of fullerene polymers and fullerene polymer composites. Key topics discussed in the book include: introductory chapters for newcomers to the field, crystal structure and properties of (C60)N polymers, photophysical phenomena in C60-polymers composites, organic solar cells, molecular dynamics simulations of (C60)N dimers, role of excitions in solid C60 and photopolymerized C60, superconductivity in C60 polymer composites.


Chemical Phyiscs Material Science composite electrical transport fullerenes molecule organic superconductors photophysical phenomena physics polymer polymerisation polymers transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter C. Eklund
    • 1
  • Apparao M. Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Astronomy and Center for Applied Energy ResearchUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08441-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04269-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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