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The possibility of using surface-adsorbed monolayers on oxidized GaAs single crystals is investigated to explore liquid crystal (LC) wettability and alignment. A technological process is developed to chemically activate the GaAs surface with a view to perform the infiltration of tunable two-dimensional (2-D) photonic crystals with LC materials. We(More)
In the last few years, an intense research effort has focused on the synthesis of fluorescent nanopigments for functional inks, light harvesting, tagging, tracing, ͑bio͒labeling, imaging, and lighting applications. Moreover, combined with dielectric matrices, these fluorescent nanoparticles may open the way to the realization of novel optophotonic devices.(More)
A new series of iridium(III) mixed ligand complexes TBA[Ir(ppy)(2)(CN)(2)] (1), TBA[Ir(ppy)(2)(NCS)(2)] (2), TBA[Ir(ppy)(2)(NCO)(2)] (3), and [Ir(ppy)(2)(acac)] (4) (ppy = 2-phenylpyridine; acac = acetoylacetonate, TBA = tetrabutylammonium cation) have been developed and fully characterized by UV-vis, emission, IR, NMR, and cyclic voltammetric studies. The(More)
We have used electrically detected magnetic resonance (EDMR) to study a series of multilayer organic devices based on aluminum (III) 8-hydroxyquinoline (Alq3). These devices were designed to identify the microscopic origin of different spin-dependent processes, i.e. hopping and exciton formation. The EDMR signal in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)(More)
The first measurements of an upper bound for the low-field conductivity of a molecular wire are presented here. We were able to encapsulate polypyrrole with chain lengths more than 10 monomers within the channels of different zeolites. Although the chains are fully oxidized by intrazeolite Fe 3+ ions, and should conduct (when included in a bulk polymer),(More)
In organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs), the conducting channel is located near the interface between the organic semiconductor and the oxide dielectric; this interface is crucial for transistor performance. Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on the interface reduce the negative influences of the oxide dielectric surface by decreasing the coupling of the(More)