Accession Number:

ADA142148

Title:

Program for Research on Conducting Polymers.

Descriptive Note:

End-of-year rept. 1 May 83-30 Apr 84,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This research program consists of a parallel effort directed toward the synthesis of conjugated polymers and the characterization of these polymers through a broad base of physical measurements. The approach involves step-by-step synthesis of new polymer systems using specific synthetic techniques i.e. the design and synthesis of new conducting polymers. This involves close interaction between chemists and physicists and a constant back-and-forth interplay to characterize new materials and stimulate ideas on new systems. Continuing studies of the chemistry and physics of known conducting polymers is a critical part of the program, since future progress is limited by an in-depth understanding of successful known systems. Recent efforts in the latter area focused on the polyheterocycle, polythiophene.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE