Aaron Cordes

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We report the preparation, crystallization, and solid-state characterization of ethyl (3)- and butyl (4)-substituted spiro-biphenalenyl radicals. Both of these compounds are found to be conducting face-to-face pi-dimers in the solid state but with different room-temperature magnetic ground states. At room temperature, 4 exists as a diamagnetic pi-dimer(More)
We report the preparation, crystallization, and solid-state characterization of a benzyl-substituted spirobiphenalenyl radical. The crystal structure shows that the radical is monomeric in the solid state, with the molecules packed in an unusual one-dimensional (1-D) fashion that we refer to as a pi-step stack. This particular mode of 1-D stacking is forced(More)
A new organic molecular conductor, based on a spiro-biphenalenyl neutral radical, simultaneously exhibits bistability in three physical channels: electrical, optical, and magnetic. In the paramagnetic state, the unpaired electrons are located in the exterior phenalenyl units of the dimer, whereas in the diamagnetic state the electrons migrate to the(More)
New synthetic routes to 1,2,3-dithiazolo-1,2,3-dithiazolylium salts, based on double Herz condensations of N-alkylated 2,6-diaminopyridinium salts with sulfur monochloride, have been developed. The two prototypal 1,2,3-dithiazolo-1,2,3-dithiazolyl radicals HBPMe and HBPEt have been prepared and characterized in solution by cyclic voltammetry and EPR(More)
To continue technology scaling, a new generation of high-performance devices are considered to be implemented using III-V semiconductors, which need to be grown over the conventional Si substrate. However, due to the lattice mismatch between the III-V and silicon materials, the former tend to develop significant density of structural defects [specifically,(More)
A stable discrete nickel borohydride complex (Tp*NiBH(4) or Tp*NiBD(4)) was prepared using the nitrogen-donor ligand hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate (Tp*-). This complex represents one of the best characterized nickel(II) borohydrides to date. Tp*NiBH(4) and Tp*NiBD(4) are stable toward air, boiling water, and high temperatures (mp > 230 degrees C(More)
This paper focuses on ArF and iArF photoresist shrinkage. We evaluate the shrinkage magnitude on both R&D resists and mature resists as a function of chemical formulation, lithographic sensitivity, SEM beam condition, and feature size. The results lead to a much improved understanding of the mechanics of the shrinkage phenomenon, with many implications(More)
We report the preparation and solid-state characterization of the perchlorophenalenyl radical (1). The radical is initially obtained as a yellow-green solid by reduction of the perchlorophenalenium salt (12(+)). This solid sublimes in a sealed tube to give black shiny hexagonal crystals of the perchlorophenalenyl radical (1). The structure consists of(More)
The Ru atom of the title complex, [Ru(C10H8N2)2-(H2O)2](PF6)2, is located on a crystallographic inversion center; the bipyridine ligands are bowed [dihedral angle between C5N planes is 162.68 (12) degrees] due to the interligand steric interactions of the trans bipyridyl units. The Ru--O distance is 2.116 (2) A and the mean Ru--N distance is 2.074 (2) A.
The stacks of III-V materials, grown on the Si substrate, that are considered for the fabrication of highly scaled devices tend to develop structural defects, in particular threading dislocations (TDs), which affect device electrical properties. We demonstrate that the characteristics of the TD sites can be analyzed by using the conductive atomic force(More)