Phase and molecular orientation in H2Pc on conducting glass: characterization of two deposition methods
2005 (English)In: Thin Solid Films, ISSN 0040-6090, E-ISSN 1879-2731, Vol. 493, no 1-2, 13-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this study, metal-free phthalocyanine has been deposited on a conducting glass surface by two methods: by spreading the molecular powder directly on the substrate in air and by vapor sublimation under ultra-high vacuum conditions (evaporation). The films have been characterized by means of core level X-ray Photoemission Spectroscopy, X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) and Ultra Violet and Visible absorption spectroscopy (UV-Vis). Our results show that the two deposition methods produce molecular overlayers in different polymorphic phases; the UV-Vis measurements indicate that the film obtained by powder deposition is of x-phase type whereas sublimation leads to an α-polymorph structure. The XAS results show that in the powder deposited film the molecules are mainly oriented parallel to the surface. This is opposite to the case of the vapor deposited film, where the molecules mainly are oriented orthogonal to the surface.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 493, no 1-2, 13-19 p.
Metal-free phthalocyanine, Deposition process, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, X-ray photoemission spectroscopy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-75981DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2005.05.012ISI: 000233150700003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-75981DiVA: diva2:103892