A systematic study of thiophene Langmuir-Blodgett films including new conjugated donor-acceptor molecules
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Hemicyanine dyes are an extensively investigated group of materials which show promise for second-order non-linear optical properties; they have also proved to be good materials for deposition by the Langmuir-Blodgett technique. This work concerns a closely related group of materials which contain a thiophene moiety in place of the nitrogen heterocycle of the hemicyanine material. The synthesis of several groups of novel amphiphiles containing the thiophene moiety, and their subsequent screening as materials for deposition by the Langmuir Blodgett technique is described. General trends in the behaviour of the simplest materials are noted, whilst the report of the characterization of the more complex D-π-A thiophenes is extended to include data relating to the production of heterogeneous monolayer and alternate layer structures.
KeywordsNitrogen Polymer Optical Property Systematic Study General Trend
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