Electronic and Optical Properties of Conjugated Polymers

Paperback | December 6, 2008

byWilliam Barford

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Conjugated polymers have important technological applications, including solar cells and light emitting displays. They are also active components in many important biological processes. In recent years there have been significant advances in our understanding of these systems, owing to bothimproved experimental measurements and the development of advanced computational techniques. The aim of this book is to describe and explain the electronic and optical properties of conjugated polymers. It focuses on the character and energetic ordering of the electronic states and relates these properties to experimental observations in real systems. A number of important optical andelectronic processes in conjugated polymers are also described.

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Conjugated polymers have important technological applications, including solar cells and light emitting displays. They are also active components in many important biological processes. In recent years there have been significant advances in our understanding of these systems, owing to bothimproved experimental measurements and the dev...

William Barford is with the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.54 inPublished:December 6, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199553785

ISBN - 13:9780199553785

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Conjugated Polymers2. Pi-Electron Theory of Conjugated Polymers3. Non-Interacting Electrons4. Electron-Lattice Coupling I: Non-Interacting Electrons5. Interacting Electrons6. Excitons in Conjugated Polymers7. Electron-Lattice Coupling II: Interacting Electrons8. Optical Processes in Conjugated Polymers9. Electronic Processes in Conjugated Polymers10. Linear Polyenes and Trans-Polyacetylene11. Light Emitting PolymersA. Dirac Bra-ket Operator Representation of One-Particle HamiltoniansB. Particle-Hole Symmetry and Average Occupation NumberC. Single-Particle Eigensolutions of a Periodic Polymer ChainD. Derivation of the Effective-Particle Schroedinger EquationE. Hydrogenic Solutions to the Effective-Particle Exciton ModelsF. Evaluation of the Electronic Transition Dipole MomentsG. Valence-Bond Description of BenzeneH. Density Matrix Renormalization Group Method

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"What makes Electronic and Optical Properties of Conjugated Polymers as a whole so enjoyable to read is that it gives a complete overview of the influence of correlation effects on the ground and excited states of those materials. It is a comprehensive treatise aimed at theoretical physicistsand chemists working on the field and at graduate students and other researchers who need to analyze their data in terms of theoretical models. The book is long overdue." --Physics Today, November 2006