Introduction to Conjugated Polymers

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Course No: POLY.6490; Last Offered: No Data;

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the fundamental science and potential applications of conjugated polymers in optical and electronic technologies. The topics covered include history, synthesis and molecular structure, including solid state polymerization; crystallinity and morpholgy, including assembly methods; electronic structure including energy bands, conjugation defects and photoelectron spectroscopy; properties of the insulating forms including light absorption and emission, thermochromism, carrier transport, electroluminescence and nonlinear optical properties; properties of the conducting forms, including doping; some specific devices.

Prerequisites & Notes

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  • Credits: 3;

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