Materials Science » Polymers

Aspects on Fundaments and Applications of Conducting Polymers

Edited by Artur de Jesus Motheo, ISBN 978-953-51-0385-1, 220 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 20, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1106
Edited Volume

Since the establishment of the conductive properties of intrinsic conductive polymers, a huge variety of basic and applied research has been carried out, involving different polymers, copolymers, blends, mixtures and composites. Thus, fundamental understanding of physical and chemical properties of these materials has been sought, while the applied aspects have advanced very rapidly, crossing the boundaries between disciplines. Today, the applications of conducting polymers in various fields such as neuroscience, nanotechnology and green chemistry, are easily found. This development is dynamic and it needs to be updated and hence the motivation for the set of results presented in this book; which provides information about the development of fundamentals, and about some applications of conductive polymers.