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Electronic and Optical Properties of Conjugated Polymers
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Electronic and Optical Properties of Conjugated Polymers

William Barford

Abstract

Since the discovery of the light emitting properties of the phenyl-based organic semiconductors in 1990 there has been a huge growth of interest in conjugated polymers. The potential device applications are enormous, ranging from optical switching to solar cells and light emitting devices. They are also active components in many important biological processes.Progress in our understanding of the fundamental physics of conjugated polymers, which provides a crucial underpinning to the technological applications, has also been large. This progress has been driven by experimental, theoretical and ... More

Keywords: electronic, optical, conjugated, polymers, excitons, disorder, interactions, excited states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199677467
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677467.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Barford, author
University Lecturer in Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Oxford, and Tutorial Fellow in Physical Chemistry at Balliol College

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