Advanced Functional Materials

Cover image for Vol. 24 Issue 40

June 12, 2002

Sapphire templating...

Step edges along the c-axis of sapphire act as templates for thin films of perfluorinated copper phthalocyanine (F16CuPc) with very good out-of-plane order. Under controlled conditions, the effect persists beyond the first few layers, and no azimuthal domains are observed. The high order in these films makes them interesting materials for charge-transport devices. (F. Schreiber et al., June 18, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2002, 12, 455–460)

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