publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Traceable atomic force microscopy of high-quality solvent-free crystals of [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester

Natalie Stingelin; Franco Cacialli; Neil D. Treat; Giuseppe M. Paternò; Andrew Yacoot; Giulia Tregnago; Giovanni Mattia Lazzerini;
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  • Published: 04 Feb 2016 Journal: Applied Physics Letters, volume 108, issue 5, page 53,303 (issn: 0003-6951, eissn: 1077-3118, Copyright policy)
  • Country: United Kingdom
We report high-resolution, traceable atomic force microscopymeasurements of high-quality, solvent-free single crystals of [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM). These were grown by drop-casting PCBM solutions onto the spectrosil substrates and by removing the residual solvent in a vacuum. A home-built atomic force microscope featuring a plane mirror differential optical interferometer, fiber-fed from a frequency-stabilized laser (emitting at 632.8 nm), was used to measure the crystals' height. The optical interferometer together with the stabilized laser provides traceability (via the laser wavelength) of the vertical measurements made with the atomi...
free text keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Applied, Physics, SINGLE-CRYSTALS, ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAICS, DIMENSIONAL METROLOGY, SOLAR-CELLS, PCBM, MORPHOLOGY, Applied Physics, 09 Engineering, 02 Physical Sciences, Crystal, Laser, law.invention, law, Analytical chemistry, Microscope, X-ray crystallography, Diffraction, Wavelength, Crystallography, Phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Lattice constant
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SupramolecularlY eNgineered arCHitectures for optoelectRonics and photONICS: a multi-site initial training action
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