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Charge Carrier Chemistry in Electroactive Polymers

  • Gary E. Wnekr

Abstract

It has often been said in casual conversation that the field of conductive polymers is ‘materials limited,’ meaning simply that existing materials fail to meet one or more of the criteria deemed necessary for a given technological application. Such criteria may include low raw materials and production costs in order to be competitive with existing materials, reasonable processability and mechanical integrity, and perhaps semi-transparency and environmental stability. All are of course intimately linked to polymer chemistry, which is the science of the preparation and molecular-level characterization of macromolecules. The past several years have witnessed important accomplishments in the synthesis of conducting polymers and in the understanding of their molecular structures, and provide the basis for increasing our understanding of key issues such as conduction mechanisms and relationships between structure and physical properties.

Keywords

Radical Cation Conductive Polymer Graft Copolymer Alkyl Halide Anionic Polymerization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary E. Wnekr
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryRensselaer Polytechnc InstituteTroyUSA

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