Advancing conjugated polymers into nanometer-scale devices

Wenping Hu, Hiroshi Nakashima, Erjing Wang, Kazuaki Furukawa, Hongxiang Li, Yi Luo, Zhigang Shuai, Yoshiaki Kashimura, Yunqi Liu, Keiichi Torimitsu

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In this article, we review the possibility of combining conjugated polymers with nanometer-scale devices (nanodevices), in order to introduce the properties associated with conjugated polymers into such nanodevices. This approach envisages combining the highly topical disciplines of polymer electronics and nanoelectronics to engender a new subdirection of polymer nanoelectronics, which can serve as a tool to probe the behavior of polymer molecules at the nanometer/molecular level, and contribute to clarifying transport mechanisms in conjugated polymers. In this study, we exemplify this combination, using a family of linear and conjugated polymers, poly(p-phenylene-ethynylene)s (PPEs) with thiolacetate-functionalized end groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1803-1822
Number of pages20
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Conjugation
  • Nanodevices
  • Nanometer-scale devices
  • Polymers
  • Quantum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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