Conductive Polymers (CEAC 557) Course Details

Course Name: Conductive Polymers
Code: CEAC 557
Pre-requisite Course(s):
Objective: The aim of the course focuses on the theories, synthetic methods, and basic physical aspects needed to understand the behavior and performance of conducting polymers. The course initially examines the theories behind conjugated materials and electron-lattice dynamics in organic systems. It also describes detail synthesis methods and electrical and physical properties of the full family of conducting polymers, including polyacetylenes, polyanilines, poly(arylene vinylenes), poly(arylene ethynylenes), and polyheterocycles. Finally, it concentrates on the numerous processing methods for conducting polymers and their integration into various devices and applications.
Content: Discovery and development of conductive polymers, polymerization techniques, chemical polymerization, electropolymerization, classes of conducting polymers, polyacetylenes, polyanilines, polypyrroles, polythiophenes, polycarbazoles, polyfluorenes, etc. and their derivatives, structure–property relationships, insulator–metal transition, metallic state in conducting polymers, band gap, conductivity, electroanalytical methods, doping-dedoping, electrochromic behavior, spectroelectrochemistry, voltametry, infrared spectroscopy, impedance, organic field-effect transistors, polymeric light-emitting diodes, organic electro-optic materials, batteries, supercapacitors, photovoltaic devices, (optical) biosensors, corrosion protection, artificial muscles, inkjet printing and patterning.
Term: Autumn
Theory: 3
Application: 0
Laboratory: 0
Credit: 3
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