Fourier transform Raman and infrared spectroscopy of conducting polymers

Yukio Furukawa*

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Application of Fourier transform (FT) Raman and infrared spectroscopy to the characterization of self-localized excitations (polarons, bipolarons, and solitons) in conducting polymers is described. FT-Raman spectroscopy is useful in elucidating the types and structures of self-localized excitations formed upon doping. The information obtained affords a better understanding of the mechanism of electrical conduction. Phase-modulation infrared (PMIR) spectroscopy is a powerful tool for studying the recombination dynamics of self-localized excitations created by photoexcitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-76
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 31
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy 1993 - Calgary, Canada
Duration: 1993 Aug 231993 Aug 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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