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Self-assembled thienylsilane molecule as interfacial layer for ZnO nanowire/polymer hybrid system
Author(s): Tingting Xu; Qiliang Chen; Dai-Hong Lin; Hsueh-Yu Wu; Ching-Fuh Lin; Qiquan Qiao

Paper Abstract

A thienylsilane molecular layer is self-assembled onto vertically aligned ZnO nanowire templates for promoting in situ electrochemical polymerization of P3HT. The silane functionalization on ZnO surface is investigated using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and water contact angle measurements. The silane-based surface modified layer acts as a favorable nucleation site for electrochemical polymerization. We find that the oxidation potential for electrochemical polymerization is obviously decreased compared to that without a surface modifier. The UV-visible absorption in the ZnO nanowire/P3HT film with thienylsilane molecular layer is much stronger than that without surface modification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2011
PDF: 10 pages
J. Photon. Energy. 1(1) 011107 doi: 10.1117/1.3554662
Published in: Journal of Photonics for Energy Volume 1, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Tingting Xu, South Dakota State Univ. (United States)
Qiliang Chen, South Dakota State Univ. (United States)
Dai-Hong Lin, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Hsueh-Yu Wu, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Ching-Fuh Lin, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Qiquan Qiao, South Dakota State Univ. (United States)

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