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Here, we present a hot injection synthesis of colloidal Ag chalcogenide nanocrystals (Ag(2)Se, Ag(2)Te, and Ag(2)S) that resulted in exceptionally small nanocrystal sizes in the range between 2 and 4 nm. Ag chalcogenide nanocrystals exhibit band gap energies within the near-infrared spectral region, making these materials promising as environmentally benign(More)
During the last years, self-assembled organic nanostructures have been recognized as a proper fundament for several electrical and optical applications. In particular, phenylenes deposited on muscovite mica have turned out to be an outstanding material combination. They tend to align parallel to each other forming needlelike structures. In that way, they(More)
We report on the epitaxial growth of periodic para-hexaphenyl (p-6P)/α-sexi-thiophene (6T) multilayer heterostructures on top of p-6P nanotemplates. By the chosen approach, 6T molecules are forced to align parallel to the p-6P template molecules, which yields highly polarized photoluminescence (PL)-emission of both species. The PL spectra show that the(More)
' INTRODUCTION Because of its high charge carrier mobility 1,2 and its ability to form well-ordered films, 3,4 pentacene (C 22 H 14), a highly conjugated oligoacene consisting of five benzene rings, has become the material of choice for the active layer in organic thin film transistors. Although pentacene (5A) is already used in commercially available(More)
The morphology and structure of 2,2′:6′,2″-ternaphthalene (NNN) deposited on muscovite mica(001) substrates was investigated by scanning force microscopy (SFM) and specular X-ray diffraction measurements. Consistently , both methods reveal the coexistence of needle-like structures with a {111} contact plane and {001} orientated island-like crystallites,(More)
The film growth of the conjugated organic molecule rubicene on silicon dioxide was studied in detail. Since no structural data of the condensed material were available, we first produced high quality single crystals from solution and determined the crystal structure. This high purity material was used to prepare ultrathin films under ultrahigh vacuum(More)
Nanoparticles capped with amine ligands with different steric properties, dodecylamine and oleylamine, respectively, are investigated in the solid state as well as in solution. A combined X-ray diffraction, small angle X-ray scattering and electron microscopy investigation showed that the nanoparticles exhibit the sphalerite modification of ZnS as crystal(More)
The scope of this work is the combination of the organic semiconductor pentacene (PEN) with different conjugated organic molecules to form application relevant heterostructures in vacuum sublimed films. Following a multi-technique approach – comprising x-ray diffraction, vibrational spec-troscopy, atomic force microscopy and photoelectron spectroscopy – PEN(More)
Pentacene is one of the most studied organic semiconducting materials. While many aspects of the film formation have already been identified in very thin films, this study provides new insight into the transition from the metastable thin-film phase to bulk phase polymorphs. This study focuses on the growth behavior of pentacene within thin films as a(More)