Institut für Funktionelle Grenzflächen (IFG)

Role of molecular conformations in rubrene thin film growth

  • Autor:

    Käfer, D. / Ruppel, L. / Witte, G. / Wöll, C. (2005)

  • Quelle:

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 (2005), 166602-1-166602-4

  • Datum: 2005
  • Käfer, D. / Ruppel, L. / Witte, G. / Wöll, C. (2005): „Role of molecular conformations in rubrene thin film growth“. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 (2005), 166602-1-166602-4

Abstract

A systematic analysis of the growth of rubrene (C42H28), an organic molecule that currently attracts considerable attention with regard to its application in molecular electronics, is carried out by using x-ray absorption spectroscopy and thermal desorption spectroscopy. The results allow us to unravel a fundamental mechanism that effectively limits organic epitaxy for a large class of organic molecules. If the structure of the free molecule differs substantially from that of the corresponding molecular structure in the bulk, the crystallization is severely hampered.


 

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