Program for Research on Conducting Polymers
Final rept.,1 May 83-15 Jul 91,
CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA INST FOR POLYMERS AND ORGANIC SOLIDS
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This broad based interdisciplinary program, involved synthesis and characterization of new conducting polymers, processing of these conducting polymers into highly oriented fibers and films, and measurement of the electrical and optical properties of the materials. At the beginning of those period of ONR sponsored research, conducting polymers were available in mg quantities, they were unstable and they were intractable. Today, large quantities are available in some cases in commercial scale, and there are specific systems which are both stable and processible. Moreover, it is now clear largely as a result of the effort at UCSB that the desired combination of properties is available Electrical and Optical Properties of Metals and Semiconductors and Mechanical Properties and Processing Advantages of Polymers.
- Polymer Chemistry