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dc.contributor.advisorRatcliff, Erinen
dc.contributor.advisorMonti, Oliveren
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Trung Hieu
dc.creatorNguyen, Trung Hieuen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-13T23:27:19Z
dc.date.available2017-06-13T23:27:19Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/624108
dc.description.abstractThe design of organic electronic devices is heavily dependent upon the orientation of the molecular solid which influences the direction that charge carriers are able to traverse across the π-system. In this work, thin films of copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) were deposited using thermal deposition over SiO2 and CuI both substrates having demonstrated the ability to confer different orientations onto thermally evaporated CuPc. A variety of scattering and spectroscopic techniques were utilized to characterize the electronic, chemical, and crystalline structures of CuPc to determine the effects that the substrates have over these structures when the molecule's self-assembly is altered. The findings in this study will be integrated into future works as reference points and control studies in order to draw meaningful and direct connections between MPcs that have differing electron affinity, transition metal cores, and functional groups as well as multi-layers of various MPcs within unique heterojunctions.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.subjectCuPcen
dc.subjectMPcsen
dc.subjectorientationen
dc.subjectphthalocyanineen
dc.titleControlling Molecular Orientation with Applications to Organic Electronicsen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
dc.contributor.committeememberRatcliff, Erinen
dc.contributor.committeememberMonti, Oliveren
dc.contributor.committeememberRaghavan, Srinien
dc.contributor.committeememberLoy, Douglasen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineMaterials Science & Engineeringen
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-17T23:45:09Z
html.description.abstractThe design of organic electronic devices is heavily dependent upon the orientation of the molecular solid which influences the direction that charge carriers are able to traverse across the π-system. In this work, thin films of copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) were deposited using thermal deposition over SiO2 and CuI both substrates having demonstrated the ability to confer different orientations onto thermally evaporated CuPc. A variety of scattering and spectroscopic techniques were utilized to characterize the electronic, chemical, and crystalline structures of CuPc to determine the effects that the substrates have over these structures when the molecule's self-assembly is altered. The findings in this study will be integrated into future works as reference points and control studies in order to draw meaningful and direct connections between MPcs that have differing electron affinity, transition metal cores, and functional groups as well as multi-layers of various MPcs within unique heterojunctions.


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