The development and the study of both ionic and electronically conducting polymers have been. in the past few years. areas of* increasing interest. These new materials are. in fact. being considered for many technological applications. namely low weight. high energy density batteries and sensors. This volume contains the proceedings of a workshop on this subject. sponsored by the U.S. Army Research. Development and Standardization Group (U.K.). which took place in Sintra - Portugal from July 27 to July 31. 1986. The workshop. which included lectures. communications and discussion panels. was very sucessfull and the combination of ionic with electronically conducting polymers and their applications. not usually together in workshops or conferences. proved to be an excellent idea. Lisbon December. 1986 Luis Alcacer ix THE ELECTROCHEMISTRY OF ELECTRONICALLY CONDUCTING POLYMERS J. O'M. Bockris and David Miller Department of Chemistry Texas A&M University College Station, Texas 77843 USA ABSTRACT. The new field of the electrochemistry of electronically conducting polymers is reviewed. A brief historical account traces the beginning of organic electrodes to Ka11mann and Pope, who, in 1960, observed charge injection and conductance in anthracene electrodes.
` ...presents the state-of-the-art on conductive polymeric systems. ' Recueil des Travaux Chimiques des Pays-Bas, 107, No.4, April 1988
` The data presented are new enough to make the book a welcome addition to the growing collection of books devoted to conducting polymers. '
Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 74, 1988
` Essential reading for scientists wishing to research conducting polymers... '
RACI Polymer Division News, August 1988
` This book is highly useful to the beginners in the field. '
S.K. Dhawan, D.C. Trivedi, Bulletin of Electrochemistry, September 1988
The Electrochemistry of Electronically Conducting Polymers.- In Situ Raman Experiments on Polyacetylene in Electrochemical Cells.- Conductive Complexes of Novel Porphyrin and Phenothiazine Polymer Systems.- Increasing the Conductivity of Polyacetylene Films by Elongation.- Anisotropic Properties of Oriented Durham Route Polyacetylene.- Ionically-Conductive Solid Solutions of Divalent Cation Salts in Poly-(Ethylene Oxide).- Room Temperature High Ionic Conductivity from Alkali Metal - Silver Halide - Poly(Ethylene Oxide) Complexes.- Polymers with Both Ionic and Electronic Conductivity.- Polyaniline: Synthesis and Characterization of the Emeraldine Oxidation State by Elemental Analysis.- Are Semiconducting Polymers Polymeric Semiconductors? : Polyaniline as an Example of "Conducting Polymers".- New Electronically Conducting Polymers.- New Electronically Conducting Polymers: Effects of Molecular Structure on Intrinsic Electronic Properties.- High Conductivity in an Amorphous Crosslinked Siloxane Polymer Electrolyte.- Use of Electronically Conducting Polymers as Catalytic Electrodes in Aqueous and Inorganic Electrolytes.- Polyphtalocyanines.- Langmuir-Blodgett Deposition of Amphipathic Azobenzene Compounds for Surface Activation and Fabrication of Functionalised Thin Films.- Electronically Conducting Polymer Gas Sensors.- Reports on the Panel Discussions.- 1 - Preparative Methods and Properties of Well Orientted Electronically Conducting Polymers.- 2 - Prospectives of Realization of Polymer Electrolytes with Amorphous Structures and Consequently High Conductivity at Room Temperature.- 3 - Interfaces and Contact Problems.- 4 - Cyclability of Polymer Electrolyte Cells. Power Efficiency and Energy Density.- Conclusions.- Conclusion on Electronically Conducting Polymers.- Conclusion on Ionically Conductive Polymers.