Conjugated polymers as molecular materials: how chain conformation and film morphology influence energy transfer and interchain interactions.

  title={Conjugated polymers as molecular materials: how chain conformation and film morphology influence energy transfer and interchain interactions.},
  author={Benjamin J. Schwartz},
  journal={Annual review of physical chemistry},
  • B. Schwartz
  • Published 28 November 2003
  • Materials Science, Chemistry
  • Annual review of physical chemistry
The electronic structure of conjugated polymers is of current interest because of the wide range of potential applications for such materials in optoelectronic devices. It is increasingly clear that the electronic properties of conjugated polymers depend sensitively on the physical conformation of the polymer chains and the way the chains pack together in films. This article reviews the evidence that interchain electronic species do form in conjugated polymer films, and that their number and… 

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