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Preferred orientation of 2,7-dioctylbenzothieno[3,2-b]benzothiophene molecules on inorganic single-crystal substrates with various orientations
- The organic molecule 2,7-dioctylbenzothieno[3,2-b]benzothiophene (C8-BTBT) was deposited on quartz glass, (1120)A-, (0001) C-, and R-single-crystal Al2O3 (sapphire), and (100)-, and (111)-single-crystal MgO substrates by vacuum thermal evaporation, and structural characterizations were carried out by X-ray diffraction analysis and atomic force microscopy (AFM) observation. The (001) out-of-plane orientation with a similar in-plane orientation was obtained irrespective of the substrate material and orientation, and its formation was governed by π–π-stacking-induced molecular ordering. The degree of orientation was reflected by the grain structure related to the substrate material. The growth model of the oriented C8-BTBT layer was speculated on the basis of experimental results.
Aye Myint Moh
- Japanese Journal of Applied Physics