Electrical and Optical Polymer Systems / Edition 1

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"Offers background information, methods of characterization, and applications for electrical and optical polymers, including biopolymers, and tutorial sections that explain how to use the techniques."

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Polymer International
...gives a comprehensive view of characterization and applications of electrical and optical polymers, including fundamentals, methods and applications. Different chapters are focused on state-of-the-eart applications, with tutorial chapters on electrical and optical polymers, with emphasis on commercial polymers.
A comprehensive reference for scientists, engineers, and technical personnel, providing information on electrical and optical polymers, including biopolymers, with emphasis on fundamentals, methods, and applications. Chapters are in tutorial format, with in-depth discussion of electrical and optical polymer fundamentals and methods. Supporting chapters are offered on specific applications of electrical and optical properties. Subjects include interfacial interactions in corrosion inhibition of polyanaline and related oligomers, characteristics and synthesis of polyheterocycles, electrical and optical changes in polymers after ion radiation, a new class of conjugated polymers, phase matching techniques for poled polymers, and potential applications of polymer gels and chemically responsive hydrogels. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824701185
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/27/1998
  • Series: Plastics Engineering Series , #45
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1256
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Conductive polymers: polyanaline as a corrosion barrier; optimization of electrical and redox properties of electrogenerated polypyroles; heterocycle-based electroconductive polymers; electrochemical characteristics of conducting polymers; anisotropy in electrically conducting polymers; basic methods of synthesis and characterization of electronically conducting polymers. Part 2 Nonlinear optical polymers: nonlinear optical characterization of polymers; conjugated polynitriles - a novel class of nonlinear optical and electric functional polymers; second harmonic generation in poled polymer waveguides using co-propagating geometries; design and fabrication of nonlinear polymer integrated optic devices; fabrication and characterization of electrooptic polymer waveguide modulator for photonic applications. Part 3 Advances in electrical and optical polymer systems: optical and spectroscopic investigations on the supramolecular assemblies of optoelectronic materials; towards organic functional devices using ionized cluster beam deposition method; electrochemical synthesis and characterization of conjugated polymers; optically active conjugated polymers with main chain chirality; coordination polymers - infinite 1-D, 2-D and 3-D frameworks based upon transition metals and polyfunctional ligands; interfacial aspects in the manufacture of soft contact. Part 4 Dielectric and field responsive materials: electrical responses of polymer gels; electric field alignment of polymer materials exhibiting long-range order; ferroelectric liquid crystalline polymers; electrical impedance properties of chemically responsive hydrogels; ferroelectricity and peizoelectric biopolymers. (Part contents).

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