Polymer Electronics

Paperback | May 11, 2013

byMark Geoghegan, Georges Hadziioannou

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Polymer electronics is the science behind many important new developments in technology, such as the flexible electronic display (e-ink) and many new developments in transistor technology. Solar cells, light-emitting diodes, and transistors are all areas where plastic electronics is likely to,or is already having, a serious impact on our daily lives. With polymer transistors and light-emitting diodes now being commercialised, there is a clear need for a pedagogic text that discusses the subject in a clear and concise fashion suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students. The content builds on what has been learnt in an elementary (core) course in solid state physics and electronic behaviour, but care has been taken to ensure that important aspects such as the synthesis of these polymers are not overlooked. The chemistry is treated in a manner appropriate to studentsof physics. Polymer Electronics presents a thorough discussion of the physics and chemistry behind this new and important area of science, appealing to all physical scientists with an interest in the field.

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Polymer electronics is the science behind many important new developments in technology, such as the flexible electronic display (e-ink) and many new developments in transistor technology. Solar cells, light-emitting diodes, and transistors are all areas where plastic electronics is likely to,or is already having, a serious impact on o...

After postdoctoral positions at CEA Saclay, and the universities of Freiburg and Bayreuth, Mark Geoghegan was appointed Lecturer in Physics at Sheffield University in 2000, quickly becoming Senior Lecturer and subsequently Professor there. He is the Director of Nanofolio, a Masters education portfolio, in conjunction with the Universi...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pagesPublished:May 11, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199533830

ISBN - 13:9780199533831

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Table of Contents

1. Polymer electronics2. Electronic structure and band theory3. Beyond polyacetylene4. Optoelectronic properties5. Charge transport6. Synthesis and macromolecular design7. The physics of polymers8. Surfaces and interfaces9. Polymer transistors10. Optoelectronic devicesAppendix A: Schottky barrierAppendix B: Dispersity in step-growth polymerizationAppendix C: Regular solution theoryAppendix D: Answers to selected problems

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"The field of polymer electronics ranges from chemical synthesis and polymer physics to optoelectronic processes in devices composed of macromolecules. Final year undergraduate and first year graduate students will find Polymer Electronics a useful introduction to this diverse subject." --William Barford, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford