Electrically Conductive Plastic: a general discussion.
I'm interested in electrically conducting plastics. I've been hitting the Wikipedia pretty hard looking for information on the topic.
I've found a couple of interesting articles:
My main reason for pursuing this as of late is because I think electrically conductive plastics offer a way to create high efficiency photovoltaic cells on the cheap (least relative to growing pure Silicon crystal without oxygen contamination).
Azodyes, which are popular doping agents for current thin film photovoltaic cells can be linked directly to the organic back bones of the polymers, and i think this will make the conversion of photons into electrons more efficient. There's other organic compounds (specifically i'm thinking of metallocenes which can be used to generate positive valences, also known as "holes" within the molecular structure of the plastics) which can be used to dope an organic solar cell, but azodyes are the most obvious.
Anyway... gonna hit up google. if any y'all have ideas post em up.