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Electrochemical science and technology of polymers-1

Author: R G Linford
Publisher: London : Elsevier Applied Science, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Polymers are normally thought of as insulators. In the last few years, however, a rapidly advancing and changing field has developed which exploits the ability of certain polymers to conduct charge,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R G Linford
ISBN: 1851660313 9781851660315 1851664696 9781851664696
OCLC Number: 14241611
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 Ionic and Electronic Transport.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Electrochemical reactors.- 3 The electrode/electrolyte interphase.- 3.1 Reversible electrodes and the standard electrode potential.- 3.2 Dependence of electromotive force on concentration.- 3.3 Dependence of electromotive force on temperature.- 3.4 Overpotential.- 3.5 Summary.- 4 Solid state cells.- 4.1 Mechanisms of ionic conduction in the solid state.- 4.2 Polymeric electrolytes.- 5 Measurement of conductivity.- 5.1 The complex plane representation.- 5.2 Electronic conductivity.- References.- 2 Polymer Structure and Conductivity.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Macromolecular structure.- 3 Amorphous polymers.- 3.1 Flexibility and flow.- 3.2 The glass transition.- 4 Polymer crystallinity.- 4.1 Crystallisability.- 4.2 Crystallinity.- 4.3 Crystallisation.- 5 Spherulites.- 6 Implications.- 7 Conclusions.- References.- 3 Ion Conducting Polymers.- 1 Introduction.- 2 The chemistry and structures of polymer complexes and solutions.- 3 The kinetics of ion transport.- 3.1 Free volume theory.- 3.2 Application to ion conduction.- 3.3 Conclusions regarding kinetics.- 4 Electrical measurement techniques.- 5 Current research directions.- References.- 4 Organic Polymers as Electroactive Materials.- 1 Introduction.- 2 p- and n-doping of polyacetylene.- 3 Basic concepts of electrochemistry.- 4 Polyacetylene as an electrode material.- 5 The polyacetylene cathode.- 5.1 Use of p-doped (oxidized) polyacetylene.- 5.2 Use of n-doped (reduced) polyacetylene.- 6 The polyacetylene anode.- 7 Batteries employing polyacetylene anodes and cathodes.- 8 Batteries using other conducting polymers.- 9 Present status of batteries employing polymer electrodes.- 10 Conclusions.- Acknowledgements.- References.- 5 Polymer Modified Electrodes: Preparation and Characterisation.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Preparation.- 2.1 Pre-formed polymers.- 2.2 Polymers formed/coated simultaneously.- 3 Electrochemical characterisation.- 3.1 Objectives and limitations.- 3.2 Simple models of polymer films on electrodes and general approach.- 3.3 Thermodynamic parameters.- 3.4 Kinetic parameters.- 4 Spectroscopic and other non-electrochemical characterisation techniques.- 4.1 Macroscopic observations and properties.- 4.2 `Monomer'/redox centre observation.- 4.3 Sub-molecular units.- 4.4 Atoms.- 4.5 Other techniques.- 5 Conclusions.- References.- 6 Reactions and Applications of Polymer Modified Electrodes.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Theoretical treatments of mediated charge transfer.- 2.1 Basic models and concepts.- 2.2 Analysis of mediated charge transfer.- 2.3 Experimental tests of the analysis.- 2.4 Other mechanistic studies.- 2.5 Summary.- 3 Applications.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Electrochemical synthesis.- 3.3 Sensors.- 3.4 Corrosion protection of metals.- 3.5 Semiconductor electrochemistry.- 3.6 Photogalvanic effects.- 3.7 Immobilisation of particulates.- 3.8 Display devices.- 3.9 Electronic and electrochemical devices.- 4 Conclusions.- References.- 7 Perfluorinated Ionomer Membranes for Use in the Production of Chlorine and Caustic Soda.- 1 Introduction.- 1.1 Historical perspective to membrane cell technology.- 1.2 Current commercial chlorine technology.- 2.Perfluorinated sulphonate ionomers.- 2.1 Synthesis of perfluorosulphonate polymers.- 2.2 Commercial exploitation of perfluorosulphonate ionomers.- 2.3 Physical properties of perfluorosulphonate ionomers.- 3 Perfluorinated carboxylate ionomers.- 3.1 Synthesis and polymerisation of perfluorinated carboxylate monomers.- 3.2 Fabrication of perfluorinated membranes.- 3.3 Surface topography of perfluorinated ionomers.- 3.4 Physical properties of perfluorocarboxylate ionomers.- 4 Mixed perfluorinated sulphonate/carboxylate ionomer membranes.- 5 Structure/transport relationships in perfluorinated ionomer membranes.- 5.1 Basic structural features of perfluorinated ionomers.- 5.2 Experimental correlations between polymer structure and transport properties.- 5.3 Quantitative relationships involving ionic transport.- 6 Present and future trends in perfluorinated ionomer membrane cell technology.- Acknowledgement.- References.
Responsibility: edited by R.G. Linford.

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