Currently we are interested in the optical and electro optical properties of processable conjugated polymers, as well as in the organic chemistry of fullerenes, and the design and the preparation of self-mending polymers. We have been studying single component re-mending polymers as seen in the first reaction scheme. Below we show the results of a mechanical properties study where the birefringence is correlated with deformation of the material.
We continue to perform research on plastic solar cells with the goal of developing new materials to improve the efficiency of the solar cells within the concepts developed at UCSB over a decade ago, as well as employing possible new concepts.
and Fully Characterized Functionalized Heptacene
Dr. Wudl's Chemistry