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|Title:||Selective photon-breaking of C-S bonds in polythiophene to form quasi-one-dimensional carbon chains in cubic nanocrystals|
|Citation:||Ren, Z.M., Lu, Y.F., Choy, H.W., Chong, T.C., Ng, S.C., Miao, P. (2002). Selective photon-breaking of C-S bonds in polythiophene to form quasi-one-dimensional carbon chains in cubic nanocrystals. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 4426 : 35-38. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.456811|
|Abstract:||A solid polythiophene pellet was ablated by a KrF excimer laser beam to deposit thin films on silicon substrates. The laser-ablated plasma was studied by optical emission spectroscopy to identify the photon-breaking of C-S bonds in the ablated heterocycles. The selective photon-induced bond breaking was also supported by Raman and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements of the deposited thin films. The thin films appeared to be composed of cubic nanocrystals with an uniform size of 240 nm. X-ray diffraction measurement determined the cubic crystal structures with a lattice constant of a = 3.38 Å and suggested a quasi-one-dimensional carbon chain structure along the body diagonal of the cube.|
|Source Title:||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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