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The Inventors of this patent are Marie Angelopoulos, Cortlandt Manor, NY (US); Yun-Hsin Liao, Tarrytown, NY (US); Ravi F. Saraf, Briarcliff Manor, NY (US) The relevant information about this patent can be obtained from the website. United States Patent No.6,616,863 B1


Materials containing precursors to electrically conductive polymers and electrically conductive polymers are described which have a high degree of crystallinity. The high degree of crystallinity is achieved by preparing the materials under conditions which provide a high degree of mobility to the polymer molecules permitting them to associate with one another to form a crystalline state. High levels of electrical conductivity are achieved in the electrically conductive materials without stretch orienting the material. The enhanced electrical conductivity is isotropic as compared to a stretch oriental film which has isotropic electrical conductivity.