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  • Main Title Advances in inherently conducting polymers


  • Author: Aldissi, M.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: New Mexico


  • Creation: 1987-09-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The discovery of polyacetylene as the prototype material led to extensive research on its synythesis and characterization. The techniques that emerged as the most important and promising ones are those that dealt with molecular orientation and that resulted in conductivities almost as high as that of copper. The study of dozens of other materials followed. Interest in conducting polymers stems from their nonclassical optical and electronic properties as well as their potential technological applications. However, some of the factors currently limiting their use are the lack of long-term stability and the need to develop conventional low-cost techniques for easy processing. Therefore, research was extended toward solving these problems, and progress has been recently made in that direction. The synthesis of new materials such as stable and easily processable alkylthiophenes, water-soluble polymers, and multicomponent systems, including copolymers and composites, constitutes an important step forward in the area of synthetic metals. However, a full understanding of materials chemistry and properties requires more work in the years to come. Although, few small-scale applications have proven to be successful, long-term stability and applicability tests are needed before their commercial use becomes reality.
  • Physical Description: Pages: 20


  • Keyword: Electronic Structure
  • Keyword: Chemical Reactions
  • Keyword: Organic Compounds
  • Keyword: Polyenes 360603* -- Materials-- Properties
  • Keyword: Document Types
  • Keyword: Organic Polymers
  • Keyword: Uses
  • Keyword: Bibliographies
  • Keyword: Electric Conductivity
  • Keyword: Electrical Properties
  • Keyword: Materials
  • Keyword: Polymers
  • Keyword: Anisotropy
  • Keyword: Electrochemistry
  • Keyword: Doped Materials
  • Keyword: Physical Properties
  • Keyword: Chemistry
  • Keyword: Reviews
  • Keyword: Hydrocarbons
  • Keyword: Orientation
  • Keyword: Stability
  • Keyword: Polyacetylenes
  • Keyword: Morphology
  • Keyword: Optical Properties
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • Keyword: Molecular Structure
  • Keyword: Copolymers
  • Keyword: Electric Conductors
  • Keyword: Synthesis


  • Conference: 1. European polymer symposium, Lyon, France, 14 Sep 1987


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE88000501
  • Report No.: LA-UR-87-3019
  • Report No.: CONF-8709138-1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6093004
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1108118


  • Display Note: NTIS, PC A02; 3.