The use of the Langmuir-Blodgett technique to obtain ultra-thin polar films

  • The piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties of oriented films possessing dipole moments are increasingly being used in pressure, acoustic, thermal and optical devices. The performance of these devices in many applications may be enhanced by thin-film technology.The developing Langmuir-Blodgett thin-film deposition technique offers the opportunity to obtain highly oriented and uniform organic-based films in the 10–5000 nm thickness range. Special techniques must be used, however, to assemble these molecules in such a way as to result in polar multilayer films. Several possible deposition techniques are investigated, with one resulting in a polar and pyroelectric film about 50 nm thick.

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Author:M. B. Biddle, S. E. Rickert, J. B. Lando, André Laschewsky
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Reihe (paper 098)
Document Type:Postprint
Year of Completion:1989
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2009/04/15
Source:Sensors and Actuators, 20 (1989) S. 307-313, ISSN 0250-6874, DOI 10.1016/0250-6874(89)80130-1
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Chemie
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 54 Chemie / 540 Chemie und zugeordnete Wissenschaften
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
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Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. - 20 (1989) Issue 3, pp. 307-313
ISSN 0924-4247
DOI 10.1016/0250-6874(89)80130-1