The role of mobile organic radicals and ions (solitons, polarons and bipolarons) in the transport properties of doped conjugated polymers

Jean-Luc Bredas*, B. Themans, J. M. Andre, R. R. Chance, R. Silbey

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Abstract

We discuss the formation of charged defects such as solitons, polarons and bipolarons, in doped conjugated polymers. We present the results of ab initio quality calculations on the modifications of geometric and electronic structures occurring upon doping. A transport model for spinless conduction through bipolarons applicable to doped polymers with or without degenerate ground state is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-274
Number of pages10
JournalSynthetic Metals
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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