Special Issue "Synthetic Metals"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2016)
Special Issue Editor
Dr. Bruno Schmaltz
Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Matériaux et des Electrolytes pour l'Energie (PCM2E), EA 6699, UFR Sciences et Techniques, Parc de Grandmont, 37200 TOURS, France
organic semiconductors; polymer synthesis; synthetic organic chemistry; molecular designing; electronic materials; hybrid solar cells; thermoelectricity; electrochromic material; supercapacitors
Special Issue Information
Dear Colleages, In present-day society, how could we live without our cellphone, tablet, or TV set? The discovery of doped polyacetylene in 1976, and the Nobel Prize awarded to A. Heeger, A. Mc Diarmid, and H. Shirakawa in 2000 showed the wide possibilities of the use of these semiconductors. These molecules or macromolecules, which have chemical structures of alternating single and double bonds, can be considered as synthetic metals. Their specific properties, such as charge carrier mobility or thermal or electrical conductivity, are now used in a wide range of applications. One of the most interesting families of applications is “plastic electronics”, which is the gathering together of new technologies dealing with light, flexible, and cheap electronics. Even if organic semiconductors, small molecules, or polymers, are already part of commercially available technologies, such as organic light emitting diodes, organic thin film transistors, or organic photovoltaic devices, there are still challenges that need to be faced. The development of these synthetic metals as active material, include their design, their synthesis, their deposition techniques, their nanoscale organization in order to fine-tune electronic, thermal, or mechanical properties, and their performances in devices. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide the most recent advances in the fundamental chemistry and the development of new organic semiconductors for “plastic electronic” applications. Papers and review articles dealing with organic pi-conjugated materials are invited for this Special Issue on “synthetic metals”. Dr. Bruno SchmaltzGuest Editor
organic semiconductors pi-conjugated materials electronic devices energy conversion energy storage charge transport morphology nanomaterials functional materials hybrid materials charge transfer nanocomposites
Published Papers (6 papers)
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these
manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers
submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: The Study of CO2 Bubble Effects on Layer-By-Layer Assembled PDAC/PSS Hybrid Thin Film for Energy StorageAuthors: Jiwoong Heo and Jinkee HongAffiliation: School of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, College of Engineering, Chung-Ang University, 47 Heukseok-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 156-756, KoreaAbstract: Poly (diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDAC) and polystyrene sulfonate (PSS) have been widely applied to hybrid thin films for energy storage application these days. Here in, we report the film modifying method by applying CO2 bubbles during layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly. The thickness, mass, and surface morphology differences between hybrid LbL films modified by CO2 bubble method and non-modified films were analyzed by quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), atomic force microscope (AFM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and profilometer. Analysis of the internal structure of hybrid LbL films was achieved by detecting release of doxorubicin (DOX) incorporated in each film through photoluminescence (PL). The thickness, mass, and surface roughness were increased and amount of incorporated DOX was decreased.