Single reactor route to polar superlattices. Layer-by-layer self-assembly of large-response molecular electrooptic materials by protection-deprotection

M. E. Van der Boom, A. G. Richter, J. E. Malinsky, P. A. Lee, N. R. Armstrong, P. Dutta, T. J. Marks

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Protection-deprotection of silyl-derivatized surface hydroxyl groups represents a new, "one-pot" strategy for the layer-by-layer construction of polar, covalently interlinked electrooptic molecular superlattices. These, siloxane-based multilayer structures are shown to be smooth, adherent, and structurally regular and to exhibit excellent electrooptic/nonlinear optic responses with χ(2)zzz∼220 pm/V and r33∼80 pm/V without electric field poling. This all "wet-chemical self-assembly approach should be readily amenable to automation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-17
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 6 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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