Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry

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Topic Polymer memristors
Supervisor Jiří Pfleger, PhD.
Department Polymers for Electronics and Photonics
Description The work is focused on a preparation and properties of novel polymer materials and polymer composites with electrical characteristics having a marked memory effect. Experimental and theoretical approach will be used to study novel materials with donor and acceptor pendant groups. Mechanisms important for the charge carrier transport through these pendant groups will be elucidated. Both the polymers with saturated and unsaturated backbone will be prepared. In the former ones the transport is expected to be controlled by an external electrical field, in the latter ones the possibility of the synergic effect of the charge transport through the conjugated backbone and redox mechanism of the charge transport through the pendant groups will be tested. New polymers and polymer composites will be prepared with built-in chemical groups sensitive to the applied electric field or to the transported charge. By changing the spatial molecular arrangement or charged state of the molecular building blocks the electrical resistance will be controlled. The materials will be tested for application as memory devices in organic electronics.
Suitable for students with completed master studies in physical chemistry, polymer and chemical physics.