14MIMF18 - Electroconducting polymers

Course specification
Course titleElectroconducting polymers
Study programmeMaterial Engineering
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      ConditionnoneОблик условљености
      The goalElectroconducting Polymers course aims to introduce students to basic properties of electroconducting polymers, methods of both chemical and electrochemical synthesis, experimental procedures in the field and most relevant chemical and electrochemical techniques used in analysis of physical and chemical properties of these polymeric materials. The students would also be able to recognize relevance of electroconducting polymers with special emphasis on practical applications and trends and perspectives of development.
      The outcomeStudents would adopt basic knowledge on physical and chemical properties of electroconducting polymers, features of electrical conductivity in electroconducting polymers achieved by both chemical and electrochemical doping and red/ox characteristics of electroconducting polymers. ; They would be familiar with chemical and electrochemical synthesis, and most relevant experimental methods and techniques of characterization. Moreover, they would understand possibilities of practical application of electroconducting polymers and trends of development. ;
      Contents of lecturesDiscovery of electroconducting polymers. Conductivity of polyacetylene. Doping concept and specificity of doping. Chemical and electrochemical doping. The nature of the charge transfer in electroconducting polymers. Properties of elctroconducting polymers (conductivity, optical activity, electrochemical activity), influence of monomers, types of dopants, synthesis. Self-doped electroconducting polymers. Chemical and electrochemical polymerization. Characterization of electroconducting polymers by nonelectrochemical (UV, Raman and IR, spectroscopy; microcopies) and electrochemical techniques (cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic technique, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy). Practical application (electrochemical power sources, electrochemical capacitors and super capacitors, photovoltaic, corrosion protection, analytics)
      Contents of exerciseschemical synthesis of polypyrrole, chemical synthesis of polyaniline ; electrochemical synthesis of polypyrrole, electrochemical synthesis of polyaniline ; chemical characterization of polypyrrole and polyaniline ; electrochemical characterization of polypyrrole and polyaniline ;
      1. “Conducting Polymers – Theory, Synthesis, Properties and Characterization“, Ed. T. A. Skotheim and J.R. Reynolds, CRC-Press Teylor & Frencys Group, New York, 2007.
      2. G. G. Wallace, G. M. Sprinks, L. A. P. Kane-Maguire, P. R. Teasdale, “Electroactive Polymers – Intelligent Polymer Systems”, CRC-Press Teylor & Frencis Group, New York, 2009
      3. G. Inzelt “ Conducting Polymers – A New Era in Electrochemistry”, Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin Heilderberg, 2008.
      4. Milica Gvozdenović, "Electroconducting Polymers", Akademska Misao, Belgrade, 2013.
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingLectures and laboratory experiments. Consultations, seminars encompassing relevant literature and discussion of the selected problems.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper
      Practical lessons20Oral examination50