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Title: Electrical, magnetic and optical characterisation of donor-acceptor systems
Author: Martin, P. J. P.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3620 1574
Awarding Body: Cranfield Institute of Technology
Current Institution: Cranfield University
Date of Award: 1991
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Three novel donor-acceptor systems have been characterised through their spectroscopic properties, magnetic susceptibility, conductivity and second harmonic generation. The magnetic properties of (H2DPE)xx+(DPE)^ x(TCNQ)gX and (H2DPA)xx+(DPA) 1 x(TCNQ)gX' where DPE = 1,2-di(4-pyridyl)ethylene, DPA = 1,2-di(4-pyridyl)ethane, TCNQ = tetracyanoquinodimethane and H2 signifies proton diquaternisation, have been found to depend upon the stoichiometry: For x > \ the magnetic susceptibility decreases with increasing x whereas for x ~ \ it is anomolously large, being ferromagnetically enhanced above the Curie Law value. A possible model involving spin dilution is proposed and its predictions are compared with the experimental results. Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films of the long-chained analogues of the materials, (C^g)2DPE (TCNQ) 2 and (Cig^DPE^TCNQ)^" where (C16) 2 = bis(hexadecyl) were deposited and characterised. The conductivities of the LB films of the mixed valence system were found to be ~ 1000 times greater than those of the system lacking TCNQ^ molecules. Multiple layer LB films of trans-4-[4- (dimethylamino)styryl]-1- octadecylpyridinium iodide and trans-4-[4-(dimethylamino)styryl]-1- octadecylquinolinium iodide interleaved with 4,4'-dioctadecyl-3,5,3',5' -tetramethyldipyrrylmethene hydrobromide were deposited. The materials form an interlocking bilayer structure which renders their LB films exceptionally well-organised. The films’ second harmonic generation was investigated and one film was found to give the largest second harmonic signal yet seen from an LB structure.
Supervisor: Ashwell, G. J. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Semiconductor developments