Interaction of oxygen with poly(paraphenylene vinylene): a theoretical study

D. A. Dos Santos, J. L. Brédas

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The electronic properties of conjugated polymers can be modified upon oxygen exposure. Such modifications influence the operation of conjugated polymer-based electrooptic devices, such as light-emitting diodes and photodiodes. In this contribution, the interaction of molecular oxygen with poly(paraphenylene vinylene) is investigated theoretically on the basis of quantum-mechanical calculations carried out on molecular model systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)486-487
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM-98) - Montpellier
Duration: Jul 12 1998Jul 18 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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