Particle-size control and patterning of a charge-transfer complex for nanoelectronics

Yaling Liu, Zhuoyu Ji, Qingxin Tang, Lang Jiang, Hongxiang Li, Meng He, Wenping Hu, Deqing Zhang, Lei Jiang, Xiangke Wang, Chen Wang, Yunqi Liu, Daoben Zhu

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A charge-transfer complex, copper tetracyanoquinodimethane (CuTCNQ), was used to control the particle size of micro- and nanostructures and to pattern a surface with micro- and nanostructures for potential nanoelectronics applications. CuTCNQ was synthesized by spontaneous electrolysis. The surface co-patterned with micro- and nanostructures exhibits hydrophobicity and can be used for constructing water/moisture-resistant and contamination-free electronic devices. CuTCNQ micro- and nanostructures can be grown vertically on Cu/indium tin oxide substrates, providing a good connection between the particles and electrodes of the device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2953-2957
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

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