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Observation of Peierls transition in nanowires (diameter similar to 130 nm) of the charge transfer molecule TTF-TCNQ synthesized by electric-field-directed growth

Sai, T Phanindra and Raychaudhuri, AK (2010) Observation of Peierls transition in nanowires (diameter similar to 130 nm) of the charge transfer molecule TTF-TCNQ synthesized by electric-field-directed growth. In: Nanotechnology, 21 (4).

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Abstract

We report the growth of nanowires of the charge transfer complex tetrathiafulvalene-tetracyanoquinodimethane (TTF-TCNQ) with diameters as low as 130 nm and show that such nanowires can show Peierls transitions at low temperatures. The wires of sub-micron length were grown between two prefabricated electrodes (with sub-micron gap) by vapor phase growth from a single source by applying an electric field between the electrodes during the growth process. The nanowires so grown show a charge transfer ratio similar to 0.57, which is close to that seen in bulk crystals. Below the transition the transport is strongly nonlinear and can be interpreted as originating from de-pinning of CDW that forms at the Peierls transition.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2010 09:10
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:54
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/25359

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