Precursor-route poly(p-phenylenevinylene): Polymer characterisation and control of electronic properties

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Abstract

The authors review the results of extensive studies that have been reported by the author and by other workers on the preparation and properties of the conjugated polymer poly(p-phenylenevinylene) (PPV). The use of the sulphonium polyelectrolyte precursor-route synthesis gives considerable flexibility for materials processing and it is shown that high-quality samples of controlled morphology, crystallinity, orientation and length of uninterrupted conjugated sequences can be obtained through a suitable choice of preparation conditions. Where applicable, the experimental results are compared with those obtained from theoretical calculations and any discrepancies are discussed.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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