Growth and structure of picene thin films on Sio2

R. Kurihara, T. Hosokai, Y. Kubozono

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Growth and structure of picene thin films on SiO2surfacewere studied from ultrathin film to thick film regimes (nominal film thickness upto 100 nm) by using X-ray diffraction and atomic force microscopy. We found that from initial film growth picene form crystalline grains with a certain multilayer height, in which their crystalline ab-plane orients parallel to the substrate surface. With increasing the film thickness the number of the grains increases with keeping the grain height until the substrate surface is fully covered. These results indicate that picene films exhibit island growth mode on SiO2 surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2013


  • Organic semiconductor
  • Structural analysis
  • Thin film growth
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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