Glossary of terms relating to electronic, photonic and magnetic properties of polymers

Corresponding Author: Jiri Vohlidal

These recommendations are specifically for polymers and polymer systems showing a significant response to an electromagnetic field or one of its components (electric field or magnetic field), i.e., for electromagnetic-field-responsive polymer materials. The structures, processes, phenomena and quantities relating to this interdisciplinary field of materials science and technology are herein defined. Definitions are unambiguously explained and harmonized for wide acceptance by the chemistry, physics, polymer and materials science communities. A survey of typical electromagnetic-field responsive polymers is included.

Keywords: electric properties; functional polymers; magnetic properties; molecular electronics; optical properties; organic electronics

Public review ended 31 August 2021

IUPAC Recommendations published in PAC AOP 18 Nov 2021

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