Bipolaron transport in doped conjugated polymers

R. R. Chance*, J. L. Brédas, R. Silbey

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Interchain hopping of bipolarons (doubly charged defects) is discussed as a mechanism for spinless conductivity in doped polyacetylene, doped poly(p-phenylene), and other doped polymers. It is shown that this mechanism can account for the observed dopant-concentration dependence of the conductivity in trans-polyacetylene and the observation of anomalously low magnetic susceptibilities in the highly conducting regime of several doped polymers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4491-4495
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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