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Electronic and Optical Properties of Conjugated Polymers$
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William Barford

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677467

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677467.001.0001

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Introduction to conjugated polymers

Introduction to conjugated polymers

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(p.1) 1 Introduction to conjugated polymers
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Electronic and Optical Properties of Conjugated Polymers
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William Barford

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677467.003.0001

As an introduction to conjugated polymers, this chapter gives a brief summary of recent experimental and theoretical advances. It outlines the key challenges to understanding the electronic properties of conjugated polymers, namely electron-electron interactions, electron-nuclear coupling, and disorder. All of these effects are enhanced in one-dimensional systems.The chapter then gives a review of the rest of the book, emphazing the point that semi-empirical models of π‐conjugated systems give valuable insights to, as well as accurate predictions of, their electronic properties.

Keywords:   conjugated polymers, electronic properties

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