Special Issue "Conducting Polymers for Advanced Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 October 2020.
Interests: organic conductors and semiconductors; electroluminescent materials; organic photovoltaic cells; organic field-effect transistors; self assembly, nanostructuring of organic polymers and small molecules
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Conducting polymers are today recognized as an important class of materials by both the academia and the industry owing to enabling the combination of the advantageous properties of conventional polymers (solubility, mechanical flexibility, low cost fabrication and processing, etc.) with conductivity levels that can compare well with those of semiconductors or even metals. Thanks to the possibility of fine-tuning the opto-electronic properties through controlling of doping levels and rational molecular design, an enormous number of applications can be envisaged and under diverse areas, from the biomedical (as actuators to artificial muscles, biosensors, etc.), to energy-related applications (as batteries, organic photovoltaic cells, photocatalysts for H2 production from water, and supercapacitors), to diverse devices for thin-film electronics (printed electronic devices, organic light-emitting diodes, sensors, organic field-effect transistors, electrochromic devices, etc.).
This Special Issue aims to report on progresses on the design and synthesis of conducting polymers, including semiconducting polymers, as well as advances on elucidating on polymer structure–properties, targeting, and/or demonstrating noteworthy advances in their most relevant applications. Both reviews and original research articles are welcome.
Dr. Ana Maria de Matos Charas
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Conjugated/semiconducting polymers
- Conducting polymers
- Molecular design of conducting polymers
- Synthesis of conducting polymers
- Structure–properties of conducting polymers
- Polymer electronic devices
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: Allylamine PECVD modification of PDMS as simple method to obtain conductive flexible polypyrrole thin films.
Verónica Bermudez et.al.
Dielectric and electrical conductivity behavior of poly(vinylidene fluoride)/ionic liquid blends.
Hailong Lyu et.al.
Title: General Investigation of Hybrid WO3, Graphene, and PANI Films for Combined Energy Storage and Electrochromic Application