Single-crystal tetrathiafulvalene microwire arrays formed by drop-casting method in the saturated solvent atmosphere

  • Liu Y
  • Han Y
  • Zhao X
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We developed a drop-casting method to grow the well-aligned single-crystal tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) microwire arrays with success ratio as high as 86%. The key improvement over the earlier study is that the substrate is placed in an apparatus which is filled with the saturated solvent vapor at room temperature. The saturated solvent atmosphere ensures stable environment and adequate time to form the arrays with high success ratio, and to dramatically improve the crystalline quality. Combined with the optimized concentration, the highly ordered single-crystal TTF microwire arrays are obtained. Based on these microwire arrays, the assembly of devices can be easily realized in one step. These results show the potential of this facile method to form the high-quality arrays, and the assemblies of nanoscale circuits for fundamental studies and future applications.

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  • Array
  • Drop-casting method
  • Saturated solvent atmosphere
  • Single crystal
  • Tetrathiafulvalene (TTF)

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  • Yan Liu

  • Yijun Han

  • Xiaoli Zhao

  • Yanhong Tong

  • Qingxin Tang

  • Yichun Liu

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