This 213-page Report is the product of first-hand interviews and primary research. Since the release of the first edition in 1998, our expert analysts have continued to follow this burgeoning field on behalf of executives, R&D managers, and investors. With the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for research in conductive polymers, the field is poised for dramatic gains that should lead to widespread consumer and industrial applications. Prized for their ease of processing, their robustness, and their mechanical and electrical compatibility with traditional conductors and semiconductors, conductive polymers are no longer a lab curiosity. Indeed, they have already begun to find use in consumer electronics, detection and monitoring, and antistatic textiles. Their greatest commercial potential, however, may be in anticorrosion coatings.
Moreover, as researchers optimize the conductivity, processability and stability of devices incorporating conductive polymers, potential applications are likely to continue to emerge in such areas as optical storage and retrieval, light-detection products, large-area sensor arrays for military and commercial uses, and high-resolution flat-panel displays. March 2001
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 140
Weight: 523 g
Dimensions: 273 x 210 x 13 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.