Piezoelectricity in polar supramolecular materials

Martin U. Pralle, Kenji Urayama, Gregory N. Tew, Dieter Neher, Gerhard Wegner, Samuel I. Stupp

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Units with large effective dipole moments are suggested to explain the observation of spontaneous piezoelectric behavior in polar self-assembled films comprised of clusters formed by rod-coil molecules. The piezoelectric response of heated films remains upon cooling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1486-1489
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 17 2000


  • Aggregation
  • Nanostructures
  • Piezoelectricity
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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