Electcochemical growth of organic conducting microcrystals of tetrathiafulvalene bromide

Marta Mas-Torrent, Peter Hadley

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Abstract

The preparation of very good quality microcrystals of the metallic organic charge transfer salt, tetrathiafulvalene bromide (TTF) Br was investigated. The first method combines both bottom-up and top-down approaches, involving the growth of microcrystals from their precursor molecules on electron beam patterned gold microelectrodes. This method gives rise to the production of a large amount of conducting microcrystals. The second approach allows for the fabrication of microcrystals on an insulating SiO2 surface. The electrochemical experiments were performed by coupling a potentiostat to a microscope Probe Station. This technique could be extendable to the preparation of a vast number of charge transfer salts and organic microcrystals with a large variety of electrical properties accessing different physical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)806-808
Number of pages3
JournalSmall
Volume1
Issue number8-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Charge transfer
  • Conducting materials
  • Electrochemical methods
  • Molecular electronics
  • Nanowires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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