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Chapter 1: Introduction

Conductive polymers and high-temperature superconductor materials represent two interesting classes of electronic materials that have each independently received much attention by the scientific community. Conductive polymers have attracted much attention due to their large variability in electrical conductivity that can be brought about through oxidation or reduction of the polymer backbone. Similarly, the high-Tc superconductors exhibit a number of remarkable electronic properties which are highly influenced by the oxidation state of the electronically active copper moieties. This dissertation describes some of the initial experiments in which the two classes of materials are combined into functional assemblies.

In Chapter 1, background information on superconductivity, conducting polymers, self-assembled monolayers, and intercalation is presented. Chapter 2 examines the surface quality of high-temperature superconductors by focusing primarily on the electrochemical response of superconductor electrodes. Chapter 3 looks into the deposition of conducting polymers as well as the effect of placing a self-assembled monolayer at the interface. Chapter 4 explores hybrid assemblies of conducting polymer / high-temperature superconductor bilayer structures that are used in the modulation of the superconductor’s transition temperature. Chapter 5 probes the intercalation of a conducting polymer into the interior region of a high-temperature superconductor lattice. The research described here provides insight into the formation and application of conducting polymer / high-temperature superconductor assemblies. In the remainder of this introductory chapter, superconductivity, conducting polymers, self-assembled monolayers, and intercalation chemistry will be discussed.

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