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Water-controlled synthesis of low-dimensional molecular crystals and the fabrication of a new water and moisture indicator

Ji, Zhuoyu and Dong, Huanli and Liu, Ming and Hu, Wenping (2009) Water-controlled synthesis of low-dimensional molecular crystals and the fabrication of a new water and moisture indicator. Nano Research, 2 (11). pp. 857-864. ISSN 1998-0124 (print version) ISSN: 1998-0000 (electronic version)

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Abstract

Arrays of low-dimensional molecular crystals of square columns (1-D) and nanolamellae (2-D) of Zn[TCNQ]2(H2O)2 with large areas (up to 10 20 cm2) have been synthesized by controlled addition of water to Zn and TCNQ. Based on the ability to accurately control the reaction, a new moisture and water indicator has been developed. The simple method, the large areas of material prepared, the fine size tuning, and the typical semiconductor behavior of the resulting low-dimensional molecular materials promise applications in molecular electronics as well as nanoelectronics. The system is an effective indicator for the detection of traces of water and moisture.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
ID Code:7809
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:30 Nov 2009 16:19
Last Modified:30 Nov 2009 16:20

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