Characterization and properties of metallic poly(carbon diselenide)

Y. Okamoto, L. S. Choi, Z. Iqbal, R. H. Baughman

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Detailed experimental evidence is presented showing that the electrically conductive 'poly(carbon diselenide)' synthesized via the pressurization of liquid carbon diselenide at 5000 atm and 100°C consists of an amorphous CSe polymeric material and trigonal selenium. The trigonal selenium consists of a mixture of a microcrystalline and an aggregated polycrystalline phase. The microcrystalline component shows dramatically different melting and crystallization behavior compared with normal polycrystalline trigonal selenium. The metallic conductivity of the material (θRT ≈ 10 S cm-1 and θRT8K ≈ 2.5) is percolation-limited and is probbly associated with the] amorphous CSe polymer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-288
Number of pages8
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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