Research Article

Nano Research

, Volume 2, Issue 8, pp 630-637

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Tuning reaction processes for the synthesis of micron and nanometer sized, single crystalline lamellae of copper 7,7,8,8-tetracyano-p-quinodimethane (Phase II) with large area

  • Yaling LiuAffiliated withBeijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of SciencesNational Center for Nanoscience and Technology
  • , Zhuoyu JiAffiliated withBeijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of SciencesDepartment of Compound Semiconductor Devices and Circuit, Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • , Hongxiang LiAffiliated withBeijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Email author 
  • , Wenping HuAffiliated withBeijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Email author 
  • , Yunqi LiuAffiliated withBeijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • , Daoben ZhuAffiliated withBeijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Abstract

Two simple methods have been demonstrated to obtain large area, single crystalline lamellae of copper-7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (CuTCNQ). The formation of the lamellae was a result of fine tuning of the processes during the synthesis processes of CuTCNQ phase II. This facile synthesis of large area single crystalline lamellae suggests bright prospects for the study and understanding of the electrical switching of CuTCNQ by using single crystals of its phase II, and future applications of the material in memory and switching devices.

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Keywords

CuTCNQ lamellae single crystals phase II