Self-assembled electrooptic thin films with remarkably blue-shifted optical absorption based on an X-shaped chromophore

Hu Kang, Peiwang Zhu, Yu Yang, Antonio Facchetti, Tobin J. Marks

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An "X-shaped" two-dimensional electrooptic (EO) chromophore with extended orthogonal conjugation was designed and synthesized. Self-assembled thin films of this chromophore were fabricated via layer-by-layer chemisorptive siloxane-based self-assembly. The films exhibit a dramatically blue-shifted optical maximum (325 nm) while maintaining a large EO response (χ33(2) ≈ 232 pm/V at 1064 nm; r33 ≈ 43 pm/V at 1550 nm).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15974-15975
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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