We acknowledge Profs. T. Akutagawa and T. Nakamura of RIES, Hokkaido University, for their help in acquiring the Raman data.
Light-Induced Transformation of Molecular Materials into Devices†
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2004
Copyright © 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 16, Issue 20, pages 1786–1790, October, 2004
How to Cite
Naito, T., Inabe, T., Niimi, H. and Asakura, K. (2004), Light-Induced Transformation of Molecular Materials into Devices. Adv. Mater., 16: 1786–1790. doi: 10.1002/adma.200400308
- Issue published online: 8 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 JUN 2004
- Manuscript Received: 3 MAR 2004
- Charge-transfer complexes;
- Hole injection;
- Organic–inorganic hybrid materials;
Single crystals of a silver/organic charge-transfer complex are doped by illumination via optical fibers (see Figure). Continuous illumination with UV–visible light induces electron transfer between the organic π-acceptor and a silver ion in the organic charge-transfer complex in the solid state. Illumination of one half of a single crystal produces a p–n junction rectifier in a single step.