Optical constants and self-assembly of phenylene ethynylene oligomer monolayers

E Marx, K Walzer, R J Less, P R Raithby, K Stokbro, N C Greenham

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This paper studies the self-assembly on gold surfaces of 1,4-ethynylphenyl-4'-ethynylphenyl-2'-nitro-1-benzenedithiolate (EP2NO(2)), a substituted phenylene ethynylene trimer with applications in molecular electronics. We develop an ellipsometric technique to measure the optical constants of these self-assembled monolayers, and we also use attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) to confirm the structure of the films. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-320
Number of pages6
JournalOrganic Electronics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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