Broadband spectroelectrochemical attenuated total reflectance instrument for molecular adlayer studies

Walter J. Doherty, Carrie L. Donley, Neal R Armstrong, Steven S Saavedra

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The study of thin film molecular architectures is an increasingly important endeavor with respect to the development and characterization of materials ranging from liquid crystalline displays to receptor-based biosensors. Here we describe an apparatus capable of simultaneously acquiring broadband spectroscopic and electrochemical information on molecularly thin films deposited on a transparent electrode surface through a multiple internal reflection geometry. To demonstrate the capabilities of this system, the spectroelectrochemical behavior of a single, neutral copper phthalocyanine bilayer was evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)920-927
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Spectroscopy
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002



  • Attenuated total reflectance
  • Molecular orientation
  • Spectroelectrochemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy
  • Instrumentation

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