Semiconducting Polymer Composites: Principles, Morphologies, Properties and Applications

Semiconducting Polymer Composites: Principles, Morphologies, Properties and Applications

By: Xiaoniu Yang (editor)Hardback

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Semiconducting polymer composites are materials that, thanks to their favorable electrical and mechanical properties, lend themselves naturally to applications such as polymer solar cells, light-emitting diodes, transistors and bio-sensors. This book describes the principles and concepts of semiconducting polymer composites in general, addressing electrical conductivity, energy alignment at interfaces, morphology, energy transfer, percolation theory and processing techniques. It also explores two different types of composites: mixtures of semiconducting and insulating or semiconducting and semiconducting polymers, respectively.

About Author

Xiaoniu Yang is the Head of the Center for Polymer Composite Engineering at the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Having obtained his academic degrees from CIAC, he spent a few years in Germany and the Netherlands before taking up his present appointment at CIAC. Professor Yang has authored more than sixty scientific publications, filed sixteen patents and received the National Science Foundation Award for Distinguished Young Scholars of China in 2009. He is also a member of the commission for Applied Chemistry of the Chinese Chemical Society.


List of Contributors XV Preface XXI 1 Solubility, Miscibility, and the Impact on Solid-State Morphology 1 Florian Machui and Christoph J. Brabec 2 Nanoscale Morphological Characterization for Semiconductive Polymer Blends 39 Joachim Loos 3 Energy Level Alignment at Semiconductive Polymer Interfaces: Correlating Electronic Energy Levels and Electrical Conductivity 65 Nobuo Ueno 4 Energy and Charge Transfer 107 Ralf Mauer, Ian A. Howard, and Frederic Laquai 5 Percolation Theory and Its Application in Electrically Conducting Materials 145 Isaac Balberg 6 Processing Technologies of Semiconducting Polymer Composite Thin Films for Photovoltaic Cell Applications 171 Hui Joon Park and L. Jay Guo 7 Thin-Film Transistors Based on Polythiophene/Insulating Polymer Composites with Enhanced Charge Transport 191 Longzhen Qiu, Xiaohong Wang, and Kilwon Cho 8 Semiconducting Organic Molecule/Polymer Composites for Thin-Film Transistors 219 Jeremy N. Smith, John G. Labram, and Thomas D. Anthopoulos 9 Enhanced Electrical Conductivity of Polythiophene/Insulating Polymer Composite and Its Morphological Requirement 251 Guanghao Lu and Xiaoniu Yang 10 Intrinsically Conducting Polymers and Their Composites for Anticorrosion and Antistatic Applications 269 Yingping Li and Xianhong Wang 11 Conjugated-Insulating Bloack Copolymers: Synthesis, Morphology, and Electronic Properties 299 Dahlia Haynes, Mihaela C. Stefan, and Richard D. McCullough 12 Fullerene/Conjugated Polymer Composite for the State-of-the-Art Polymer Solar Cells 331 Wanli Ma 13 Semiconducting Nanocrystal/Conjugated Polymer Composites for Applications in Hybrid Polymer Solar Cells 361 Michael Krueger, Michael Eck, Yunfei Zhou, and Frank-Stefan Riehle 14 Conjugated Polymer Blends: Toward All-Polymer Solar Cells 399 Christopher R. McNeill 15 Conjugated Polymer Composites and Copolymers for Light-Emitting Diodes and Laser 427 Thien Phap Nguyen and Pascale Jolinat 16 Semiconducting Polymer Composite Based Bipolar Transistors 457 Claudia Piliego, Krisztina Szendrei, and Maria Antoinietta Loi 17 Nanostructured Conducting Polymers for Sensor Development 489 Yen Wei, Meixiang Wan, Ten-Chin Wen, Tang-Kuei Chang, Gaoquan Shi, Hongxu Qi, Lei Tao, Ester Segal, and Moshe Narkis Index 523

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  • ISBN13: 9783527330300
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 562
  • ID: 9783527330300
  • weight: 1336
  • ISBN10: 3527330305

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