Electronic conduction in conjugated polymers is of emerging technological interest for high-performance optoelectronic and thermoelectric devices. A completely new aspect and understanding of the conduction mechanism on conducting polymers is introduced, allowing the applicability of materials to be optimized. The charge-transport mechanism is explained by direct experimental evidence with a very well supported theoretical model.

Paper: Asli Ugur, Ferhat Katmis, Mingda Li, Lijun Wu, Yimei Zhu, Kripa K. Varanasi, and Karen K. Gleason, Advanced Materials (Cover article)

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