Accession Number:

ADA330165

Title:

Electrically Conducting Polymers: Science and Technology.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-20

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The electrical conductivities of the intrinsically conducting polymer systems now range from that typical of insulators l0-10ohms-1-cm-1 to that typical of semiconductors such as silicon -10-5 Scm to greater than 104 Scm nearly that of a good metal such as copper, 5 x 105 Scm. The origin of the conductivity in these polymers is reviewed. Applications of these polymers, especially polyanilines, have begun to emerge. These include coatings and blends for electrostatic dissipation and electromagnetic interference EMI shielding, electromagnetic radiation absorbers for welding joining of plastics, conductive layers for light-emitting polymer devices, and anticorrosion coatings for iron and steel.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE