Synthetic Metals are pleased to announce the publication of the special issue:

Electrochemistry of Organic Conductors and Semiconductors. This collection combines two established yet still rapidly developing fields. Electrochemistry can be used not only for measurements, but to dope polymers to make them conducting. This in turn enables many applications. The special issue explores all these topics. Nanoporous and composite materials are a recurring theme, and applications include energy storage, actuators and electrochromism.

The following featured articles will be freely available for the next 12 months:

Editorial: Special Issue on Electrochemistry of Organic Conductors and Semiconductors

Pierre Audebert, Malgorzata Zagorska, Mieczyslaw Lapkowski

How accurate are energies of HOMO and LUMO levels in small-molecule organic semiconductors determined from cyclic voltammetry or optical spectroscopy?

Juliusz Sworakowski

Synthesis and characterization of electroactive PEDOT-TEMPO polymers as potential cathode materials in rechargeable batteries

Pierre-Olivier Schwartz, Marijana Pejic, Mario Wachtler, Peter Bäuerle

Nanocarbons derived from polymers for electrochemical energy conversion and storage – A review

Igor A.Pašti, Aleksandra Janoševic Ležaic, Nemanja M. Gavrilov, Gordana Ciric-Marjanovic, Slavko V. Mentus


Synthetic Metals

Editor in Chief: Ifor D.W. Samuel, University of St. Andrews, UK

Synthetic Metals is a journal dealing with research on the physics, chemistry and applications of organic and carbon electronic materials such as electronic polymers and electronic molecular materials including novel carbon architectures.

Examples of materials within the scope of this journal are: 

• conducting and semiconducting polymers and molecular materials 
• fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, related novel carbon architectures and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) 
• supramolecular conjugated architectures 
• nanoscale electronic molecular and electronic polymer materials 
• organic charge-transfer compounds and metal chain compounds 
• functional pi-conjugated systems 
• organic-inorganic electroactive hybrids including perovksites 
• molecular- and polymer-based magnets and ferroelectrics.

The journal publishes original research papers, short communications and reviews. Original research papers and short communications should present a significant advance in the understanding or application of these materials and/ or devices made from them. Experimental, theoretical and application papers on the chemistry, physics and engineering of these materials and their electrical, photonic and magnetic properties are encouraged for submission. Papers on electronic, optoelectronic, electroluminescent, lasing, solar cell, sensor, actuator, biological and other potential applications of these materials are also welcome.