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Title: Dendritic Aggregation of Oligothiophene During Desorption of 2,5-Diiodothiophene Multilayer and Topography-Induced Alignment of Oligothiophene Nanofibers

Abstract

The multilayer desorption behavior of 2,5-diidothiophene and the dendritic aggregation of photochemical reaction products during the desorption of 2,5-diiodothiophene multilayers have been studied. Like many other aromatic compounds, 2,5-diiodothiophene shows a multilayer desorption behavior different from the typical zeroth-order kinetics, a metastable desorption peak growth at {approx}220 K followed by a thick multilayer peak growth at {approx}235 K. Traditionally, these desorption behaviors have been attributed to the formation of three-dimensional clusters. This paper provides the direct evidence of this clustering process by producing nondesorbing photoreaction products in the multilayer and by imaging their clusters after the multilayer desorption. Oligothiophene species are produced via photochemical reactions of 2,5-diiodothiophene during the multilayer deposition at {approx}180 K in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV). Upon heating the multilayer to room temperature, the oligothiophene species forms into fibrous aggregates with a fractal dimension varying from 1.37 to 1.81 depending on their surface concentration. Using a topographical alteration of the substrate with a repeating pattern, these oligothiophene fibers can be aligned to a certain direction. This may allow in-situ fabrication of aligned conjugated polymer fibers directly on a target substrate.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) National Synchrotron Light Source
Sponsoring Org.:
Doe - Office Of Science
OSTI Identifier:
930165
Report Number(s):
BNL-80823-2008-JA
TRN: US200822%%1214
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Physical Chemistry B; Journal Volume: 110
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; THIOPHENE; FIBERS; DESORPTION; ORGANIC IODINE COMPOUNDS; NANOSTRUCTURES; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; ALIGNMENT; national synchrotron light source

Citation Formats

Liu,G., Rider, K., Nam, W., Fonash, S., and Kim, S. Dendritic Aggregation of Oligothiophene During Desorption of 2,5-Diiodothiophene Multilayer and Topography-Induced Alignment of Oligothiophene Nanofibers. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1021/jp063363f.
Liu,G., Rider, K., Nam, W., Fonash, S., & Kim, S. Dendritic Aggregation of Oligothiophene During Desorption of 2,5-Diiodothiophene Multilayer and Topography-Induced Alignment of Oligothiophene Nanofibers. United States. doi:10.1021/jp063363f.
Liu,G., Rider, K., Nam, W., Fonash, S., and Kim, S. Sun . "Dendritic Aggregation of Oligothiophene During Desorption of 2,5-Diiodothiophene Multilayer and Topography-Induced Alignment of Oligothiophene Nanofibers". United States. doi:10.1021/jp063363f.
@article{osti_930165,
title = {Dendritic Aggregation of Oligothiophene During Desorption of 2,5-Diiodothiophene Multilayer and Topography-Induced Alignment of Oligothiophene Nanofibers},
author = {Liu,G. and Rider, K. and Nam, W. and Fonash, S. and Kim, S.},
abstractNote = {The multilayer desorption behavior of 2,5-diidothiophene and the dendritic aggregation of photochemical reaction products during the desorption of 2,5-diiodothiophene multilayers have been studied. Like many other aromatic compounds, 2,5-diiodothiophene shows a multilayer desorption behavior different from the typical zeroth-order kinetics, a metastable desorption peak growth at {approx}220 K followed by a thick multilayer peak growth at {approx}235 K. Traditionally, these desorption behaviors have been attributed to the formation of three-dimensional clusters. This paper provides the direct evidence of this clustering process by producing nondesorbing photoreaction products in the multilayer and by imaging their clusters after the multilayer desorption. Oligothiophene species are produced via photochemical reactions of 2,5-diiodothiophene during the multilayer deposition at {approx}180 K in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV). Upon heating the multilayer to room temperature, the oligothiophene species forms into fibrous aggregates with a fractal dimension varying from 1.37 to 1.81 depending on their surface concentration. Using a topographical alteration of the substrate with a repeating pattern, these oligothiophene fibers can be aligned to a certain direction. This may allow in-situ fabrication of aligned conjugated polymer fibers directly on a target substrate.},
doi = {10.1021/jp063363f},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry B},
number = ,
volume = 110,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}