Publication Date

1994

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Spangler, Charles W.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Chemistry

LCSH

Polymers||Organic superconductors

Abstract

Previous experimental work in the design of organic superconductors have focused primarily on charge transfer salts such as D2X where Donor molecules have structure related to tetrathiafiilvalene (TTF) and BEDT-TTF , more commonly known as ET. No polymeric organic superconductors exist. In this work an approach to the design of such polymers is presented in which TTF and ET moieties are attached as pendant groups to known rigid-rod polymers, such as Poly [p-phenylene], or included as repeat units in alternating copolymer structures. Model compounds of these two categories have been synthesized, as well as representative copolymers which incorporate TTF units. This material will be tested over the next few years to determine if a superconducting phase can be generated by conventional electrochemical crystallization techniques in collaboration with Professor John Reynolds at The University of Florida.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [52]-53).

Extent

viii, 53 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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