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Band-structure engineering in conjugated 2D polymers

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Abstract

Conjugated polymers find widespread application in (opto)electronic devices, sensing, and as catalysts. Their common one-dimensional structure can be extended into the second dimension to create conjugated planar sheets of covalently linked molecules. Extending π-conjugation into the second dimension unlocks a new class of semiconductive polymers which as a consequence of their unique electronic properties can find usability in numerous applications. In this article the theoretical band structures of a set of conjugated 2D polymers are compared and information on the important characteristics band gap and valence/conduction band dispersion is extracted. The great variance in these characteristics within the investigated set suggests 2D polymers as exciting materials in which band-structure engineering can be used to tailor sheet-like organic materials with desired electronic properties.

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The article was received on 03 Sep 2016, accepted on 28 Sep 2016 and first published on 28 Sep 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP06101J
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 29092-29100
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    Band-structure engineering in conjugated 2D polymers

    R. Gutzler, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 29092
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CP06101J

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