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Title: Synthesis and properties of organic and metallo-organic salts for nonlinear optics
Author: Harper, Elizabeth Candice
ISNI:       0000 0004 2674 9992
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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The work presented in this thesis concerns the design and synthesis of organic and metallo-organic chromophores for use in non-linear optics. The non-linear optical (NLO) properties have been quantified using hyper-Rayleigh scattering (HRS) studies to measure β, and using the two-state model βο values have been determined. Stark spectroscopy has also been used to derive βο values indirectly. Twenty four X-ray crystal structures have been solved, with six of these showing non-centrosymmetric (NCS) packing arrangements. HRS measurements have also been applied to two series of known co-ordination complexes in order to probe structure-activity relationships.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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