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Thin films devices of organic materials by supersonic molecular beams
Author(s): Tullio Toccoli; Andrea Boschetti; Claudio Corradi; Luca Guerini; Maurizio Mazzola; Salvatore Iannotta
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Paper Abstract

The possibility to control the energetic properties of the molecules before their deposition can be a great advantage in the growth of ordered films of organic materials. To this end we have developed a new deposition method based on supersonic molecular beam. With this method the kinetic energy, the momentum and the internal energy can be controlled varying the properties of the supersonic expansion. Very interesting results are achieved with oligothiophene where the thin flims several hundred on nm thick grown with this method show optical, morphological and structural characteristics similar to the single crystal. Supersonic molecular beam deposition (SuMBE) is therefore proposed as an interesting method to study and to improve the performance of organic based devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.530776
Show Author Affiliations
Tullio Toccoli, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
Andrea Boschetti, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
Claudio Corradi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
Luca Guerini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
Maurizio Mazzola, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
Salvatore Iannotta, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life
Giancarlo C. Righini; Anna Consortini, Editor(s)

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