Neutral and charged soliton defects in polyacetylene

R. R. Chance*, D. S. Boudreaux, J. L. Brédas, R. Silbey

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Self-consistent-field calculations have been applied to the study of defect geometries in finite-chain models of polyacetylene. The extent of the disruption of the normal bond-length pattern is less than previously expected and varies with the charge state. It is shown that the charged (neutral) defects induce a spatially damped, charge- (spin-) density wave of extent greater than that of the lattice kink itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1440-1442
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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