In the reported experiments, the effect of high pressure or the combined action of high pressure and shear deformation on the conductivity G and capacitance C of metal-free polyphthalocyanines (PPhCs), differing in macromolecular size, order, and degree of crosslinking, has been studied. It has been found that both G and C increase with compression. A similar phenomenon is observed under the combined action of high pressure and shear deformation on PPhC, but in this case the critical pressure needed for change in G is lower than that observed in uniaxial compression experiments. Spectroscopic investigations show that the effects of pressure and deformation on the electrophysical properties of samples under load is not connected with changes in the chemical structure of PPhC, but appear to be due to the change in the average distance between the regions of continuous conjugation. The sizes of such regions may be increased by preliminary thermal treatment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of polymer science. Part A-2, Polymer physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1983|
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