Conducting Polymers

Code: CEM 176

Credits: 05

Elective subject


  • History
  • Structure and properties of conducting polymers
  • Band Theory
  • Insulating, conductive and semiconductor materials
  • Processes of doping and de-doping of conducting polymers
  • Chemical synthesis of conducting polymers
  • Electropolymerization methods - Electrochemical techniques
  • Copolymers, blends and composites
  • Characterization of polymeric films
  • Morphological analysis: atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy
  • Electrical properties: conductivity measurements, electrochemical techniques
  • Optical properties: UV-visible-NIR region and fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Applications: batteries, capacitors, electrochromic devices, solar cells, LEDs, sensors, etc.


  1. M. A. White, Properties of Materials, Oxford University Press, New York – 1999.
  2. Handbook of Organic Conductive Molecules and Polymers; Ed. H. S. Nalwa, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 1997.
  3. Applications of Electroactive Polymers; Ed. Chapman & Hall, 1993.

  4. Handbook of Conducting Polymers, T. A. Skotheim (ed.), Vol. 1, Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, 1986.

  5. Hall, Neochemistry: Modern Chemistry and its Applications, Bookman, 2004.
  6. Updated articles and reviews.