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Influence of poling methods on the orientational dynamics of 2-methyl-4-nitro-aniline in poly(methyl methacrylate) studied by second harmonic generation

Ray, Paresh Chandra and Das, Puspendu Kumar (1996) Influence of poling methods on the orientational dynamics of 2-methyl-4-nitro-aniline in poly(methyl methacrylate) studied by second harmonic generation. In: European Polymer Journal, 32 (1). pp. 51-55.

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Abstract

The magnitude and stability of the induced dipolar orientation of 2-methyl-4-nitroaniline (MNA)/poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) guest/host system is investigated. The chromophores are aligned using both the corona discharge and contact electrode poling techniques. The magnitude of order parameter (also an indicator for the second order nonlinear susceptibility) is measured by recording absorbances of the poled (by the two different techniques) and unpoled PMMA films at different concentrations of MNA. Under the same conditions the corona poling technique creates a higher alignment of molecules along the field direction. The time dependence of the second harmonic intensity of the MNA/PMMA film prepared by the two techniques can be described by a Kohlrausch-Williams-Watts stretched exponential. The temperature dependence of the decay time constant is found to generally follow a modified Williams-Landel-Ferry (WLF) or Vogel-Tamann-Fulcher (VTF) equation. The glass transition temperature seems to be the single most important parameter for determining the relaxation time tau(T).

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2011 06:23
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:23
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/37314

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