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Soliton-like Excitations and Their Interactions in the Continuum Model of Polyacetylene

  • Y. Onodera
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 30)

Abstract

Polyacetylene is a long-chain polyene synthesized by acetylene polymerization. As a consequence of its one-dimensional geometrical structure and its conjugate double bond of it electrons, any local modification in the geometrical configuration of the chain exerts a strong influence on the electronic energy levels, often giving rise to bound levels. The electrons, in turn, favor local distortions of the chain. In short, polyacetylene is a nonlinear system, where electrons and atomic displacements are strongly coupled.

Keywords

Electronic Energy Level Displacement Pattern Soliton Model Steep Descent Path Conjugate Double Bond 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Onodera
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentTokyo Metropolitan UniversitySetagaya-ku Tokyo 158Japan

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