Accession Number : ADA317222

Title :   Organic and Transition Metal Complex Superconductors and Redox Active Conductive Polymers.

Descriptive Note : Final Rept. 15 Jul 92-31 Mar 96,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE

Personal Author(s) : Reynolds, John R.

PDF Url : ADA317222

Report Date : 07 OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : We have developed and characterized a broad class of synthetic metals and electroactive polymers. Refer to final technical report for AASERT grant F49620-93-1-0322 for an overview of advances made in transition metal complexes as radical anion components in synthetic metals. We have developed a new family of electrochromic polymers utilizing 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene as an oxidatively polymerizable moiety. These polymers allow Band Gap Engineering such that the full visible spectrum is attained. These polymers have been incorporated into high contrast, dual polymer electrochromic devices which exhibit a high degree of switching stability (more than 10,000 switches easily attained). Luminescent polyphenylenes have been synthesized having both polar and ionic functionality. These have been incorporated into blue-emitting EL devices using electrostatic deposition methods. A number of external transitions with industry, Air Force personnel, and academic laboratories are underway researching applications for these polymers in electrochromic and electroluminescent devices, along with possibilities as corrosion protection coatings.

Descriptors :   *TRANSITION METALS, *CONDUCTIVITY, *POLYMERS, *SUPERCONDUCTORS, *ORGANIC MATERIALS, *OXIDATION REDUCTION REACTIONS, *METAL COMPLEXES, METALS, STABILITY, CONTRAST, ELECTROLUMINESCENCE, CORROSION INHIBITION, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, DEPOSITION, PROTECTIVE COATINGS, VISIBLE SPECTRA, LUMINESCENCE, SWITCHING, ANIONS, ELECTROSTATICS, ELECTROCATALYSTS, POLYPHENYLENES, ELECTRODEPOSITION, CHROMIZING.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Optics

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