COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Polymers for Electronics
Course Code: 
15CHY251
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Polymers for Electronics' is a course offered for the B. Tech. programs at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Conducting polymers: Conducting mechanisms - Electron transport and bipolar polymers - electrodepositable resists, resins. Applications - Organic light emitting diodes, Sensors, EMI shielding, printed Circuit Boards, Artificial nerves, Rechargeable Batteries, Electromechanical Actuators and switches.

Unit 2

Photoconductive polymers: Charge carriers, charge injectors, charge transport, charge trapping. Polymers for optical data storage - principles of optical storage, polymers in recording layer.

Nonlinear optics: NLO properties and NLO effects, wave guide devices, polymer optical fibers - through plane modulators.

Unit 3

Thermosensitive polymers: Applications - Mechanical actuators and switches - Tissue culture, Drug delivery, Photo resists - Types - Chemically amplified photoresists - Applications. Magnetic polymers - structure and Applications.

Liquid crystalline polymers: Fundamentals and process, liquid crystalline displays - Applications.

  • Kiichi Takemoto, Raphael M. Ottenbrite, Mikiharu Kamachi, “Functional Monomers and Polymers”, CRC Press, (1997).
  • A B Kaiser, “Electronic properties of conjugated polymers - basics, models and applications”, Springer Verlag, (1987).
  • J. A. Chilton and M T Goosy, “Special polymers for electronics and optoelectronics”, Kluwer Academic Publishers, (1995).