This work examines all aspects of organic conductors, detailing recent theoretical concepts and current laboratory methods of synthesis, measurement, control and analysis. It describes advances in molecular-scale engineering, including switching and memory systems, Schottky and electroluminescent diodes, field-effect transistors, and photovoltaic devices and solar cells.
Table of Contents
Organic Conductors: An Overview. Basic Physical Concepts of Organic Conductors. Molecular Design of Organic Conductors. Chemical Synthesis and Crystal Growth Techniques. Organic Conductors: The Crystallographic Approach. Optical Properties. Magnetic, ESR, and NMR Properties. Organic Semiconductors. Organic Metals. Organic Superconductors: From (TMTSF)2PF6 to Fullerenes. Introduction to Conjugated and Conducting Polymers. Undoped (Semiconducting) Conjugated Polymers - From Structure and Electronic Properties to Applications. Doped Conjugated Polymers: Conducting Polymers. Related Topics I: Charge-Transfer Complexes in Biological Systems. Related Topics II: Thallium-Based High-T, Superconducting Oxides: A Summary. Applications of Organic Conductors: Molecular Electronics. Organic Photoconductors and Photovoltaics.
". . .highly beneficial to all researchers engaged in properties of organic solids. "
---Bulletin of Electrochemistry
". . .It is the merit of this book that it not only provides a broad overview of this rapidly developing field but also. . .presents each special, separate topic as a contribution from well-known researchers active in that area, each of whom has made significant advances in the topic under review. . . .I am sure that this cooperative effort will become, and remain, a standard reference for years to come. "
---Felix Gutmann, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia