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Nano Research

, Volume 2, Issue 8, pp 630-637

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

Authors

  • Yaling Liu
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of ChemistryChinese Academy of Sciences
    • National Center for Nanoscience and Technology
  • Zhuoyu Ji
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of ChemistryChinese Academy of Sciences
    • Department of Compound Semiconductor Devices and Circuit, Institute of MicroelectronicsChinese Academy of Sciences
  • Hongxiang Li
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of ChemistryChinese Academy of Sciences
  • Wenping Hu
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of ChemistryChinese Academy of Sciences
  • Yunqi Liu
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of ChemistryChinese Academy of Sciences
  • Daoben Zhu
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of ChemistryChinese Academy of Sciences

DOI: 10.1007/s12274-009-9065-0

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

Supplementary material

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