Electrochemical heteroepitaxial growth of molecular films on ordered substrates

Julie A. Last, Daniel E. Hooks, Christopher M. Yip, Michael D. Ward

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The electrocrystallization of the organic superconductor bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene triiodide on a highly ordered pyrolytic graphite substrate was studied. Employing an electrochemical annealing process, in which the potential is cycled about the monolayer deposition potential, domain boundary defect formation during self-assembly of the separately growing domains is significantly reduced. Electrocrystallization is advantageous over vapor phase and molecular beam techniques because growth can be performed in solution under ambient conditions, allowing growth to be viewed in situ and in real time with an atomic force microscope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1996 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Dec 2 1996Dec 5 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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