Identification of Absorption Bands of Monomers and Aggregates in a Layer of Cyanine Dye and Determination of the Orientation of Molecules
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The problem of allocating bands of individual monomers or aggregates of the absorption spectrum of a multicomponent structure arises in the study of molecular layers or organic thin films. Not counting the concentrations of the components, the optical properties of this kind of samples are determined by the tilt of the molecules relative to the substrate surface. Molecular orientation can be determined from the dichroic ratio spectra recorded with the tilt probing of samples. Using the example of the tricarbocyanine dye layers, the following two independent methods for the identification of the spectra of the components from the absorption spectrum of a layer are compared: by comparing the spectra of layers of different thicknesses and based on the dichroic ratio spectra. The effect of laser radiation on the samples, which leads to a change in the dichroic ratio, is studied. Photoinduced changes of the orientation angles of molecules are calculated, which allows one to refine the range of possible values of these angles.
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