Iodide doping produces charge carriers in π-conjugated polymers. Solitons can be generated in the case of polyacetylene, and polarons in the case of aromatic-type conjugated polymers. We synthesized a conjugated main-chain/side-chain polymer, which consists of polyene in the main-chain and aromatic-type conjugated units in the side-chains. Based on the SSH (Su, Schrieffer, Heeger) theoretical model of solitons in one-dimensional conjugated polymers, we experimentally carried out chemical doping to the main-chain/side-chains conjugated polymer. Generation of the charge carriers was examined by electron spin resonance spectroscopy. This study may lead to realization of a dual doping system of solitons and polarons in π-conjugation expanded to two-dimensional directions in polymers.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||21st International Symposium on the Jahn-Teller Effect 2012 - Tsukuba, Japan|
Duration: 2012 Aug 26 → 2012 Aug 31
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)