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Semiconducting Polymer Composites: Principles, Morphologies, Properties and Applications

Semiconducting Polymer Composites: Principles, Morphologies, Properties and Applications

Xiaoniu Yang (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-33030-0

Dec 2012

562 pages

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The first part of Semiconducting Polymer Composites 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. In later chapters, different types of polymer composites are discussed: mixtures of semiconducting and insulating or semiconducting and semiconducting components, respectively. These composites are suitable for a variety of applications that are presented in detail, including transistors and solar cells, sensors and detectors, diodes and lasers as well as anti-corrosive and anti-static surface coatings.

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 Frédéric 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