Polyacetylene

Author: James C.W. Chien
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0323143970
Format: PDF, ePub
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Polyacetylene: Chemistry, Physics, and Material Science reviews the chemistry, physics, and material science of polyacetylene. Topics covered include polymerization and crystal structure of polyacetylene, isomerization, neutral defects, and solitons. Globular morphology and the effect of heat of polymerization on polyacetylene are also discussed, along with doping and chemical reactions of polyacetylene. This book is comprised of 12 chapters and begins with an introduction to a few basic principles of polymer chemistry and solid-state physics, followed by an overview of charge-transfer salts and conducting polymers other than polyacetylene and a historical background on polyacetylene and a general description of its properties. The next chapter gives a detailed treatment of polymerization, with particular reference to the mechanisms and kinetics of acetylene polymerization and direct determination of polyacetylene molecular weight by radioquenching. The remaining chapters focus on the crystal structures and morphology of undoped polyacetylenes; methods of isomerization; spectroscopic, physical, and mechanical properties of undoped polyacetylene; and various chemical reactions of polyacetylene and polymethylacetylene. The probable mechanisms of doping are proposed and theoretical models for polyacetylene are presented. The final chapter considers a few technical applications of polyacetylene. This monograph will be of interest to chemists, physicists, and polymer scientists and engineers.

One Dimensional Metals

Author: Siegmar Roth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527690190
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Low-dimensional solids are of fundamental interest in materials science due to their anisotropic properties. Written not only for experts in the field, this book explains the important concepts behind their physics and surveys the most interesting one-dimensional systems and discusses their present and emerging applications in molecular scale electronics. Chemists, polymer and materials scientists as well as students will find this book a very readable introduction to the solid-state physics of electronic materials. In this completely revised and expanded third edition the authors also cover graphene as one of the most important research topics in the field of low dimensional materials for electronic applications. In addition, the topics of nanotubes and nanoribbons are widely enlarged to reflect the research advances of the last years.

Electrical and Optical Polymer Systems

Author: Donald L. Wise
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482269880
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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."

Electrochemistry for Materials Science

Author: Walfried Plieth
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080556253
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book introduces the principles of electrochemistry with a special emphasis on materials science. This book is clearly organized around the main topic areas comprising electrolytes, electrodes, development of the potential differences in combining electrolytes with electrodes, the electrochemical double layer, mass transport, and charge transfer, making the subject matter more accessible. In the second part, several important areas for materials science are described in more detail. These chapters bridge the gap between the introductory textbooks and the more specialized literature. They feature the electrodeposition of metals and alloys, electrochemistry of oxides and semiconductors, intrinsically conducting polymers, and aspects of nanotechnology with an emphasis on the codeposition of nanoparticles. This book provides a good introduction into electrochemistry for the graduate student. For the research student as well as for the advanced reader there is sufficient information on the basic problems in special chapters. The book is suitable for students and researchers in chemistry, physics, engineering, as well as materials science. - Introduction into electrochemistry - Metal and alloy electrodeposition - Oxides and semiconductors, corrosion - Intrinsically conducting polymers - Codeposition of nanoparticles, multilayers

Thermotropic Liquid Crystals

Author: Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402053541
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book covers developments in the field of thermotropic liquid crystals and their functional importance. It also presents advances related to different sub-areas pertinent to this interdisciplinary area of research. This text brings together research from synthetic scientists and spectroscopists and attempts to bridge the gaps between these areas. New physical techniques that are powerful in characterizing these materials are discussed.

Encyclopedia of Materials Science and Engineering Supplementary

Author: Robert W. Cahn
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262031424
Format: PDF
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The Encyclopedia of Materials Science and Engineering has been hailed as "an important reference source for all scientists and engineers involved with the properties, processing and uses of materials, and especially for teachers of courses in the materials field" (Nature); as "most suitable for a collection whose audience requires a broad yet detailed knowledge of the field" (Physics Today); and as "a beautifully produced encyclopedia on a topic with broad applications in all areas of engineering and physics" (American Reference Books Annual). Under the direction of Professor Robert Cahn a distinguished editorial board has commissioned over 100 new articles that revise and extend original material from the Encyclopedia and review newly emerging areas of research. Copublished with Pergamon Press.