2-D lattice constant control in LB films containing pyrrole

S. Sha Shiratori, K. Tachi, K. Ikezaki

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Pyrrole (Py) was used as a spacer molecule and we studied the structural phase transition of two-dimensional (2-D) crystal lattice of the arachidic acid (C20) Langmuir-Blodgett films using atomic force microscopy. It was found that when quantity of Py in the Langmuir-Blodgett film is increased, the molecular occupation area of C20 molecules increased and that the crystal lattice changed as follows : "oblique → hexagonal → rectangular". These structural phase transitions were compared with the computer simulation using 3-D model of the molecules by molecular mechanics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-834
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan


  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Computer simulation
  • Langmuir-Blodgett techniques
  • Polypyrrole
  • Single crystalline thin film
  • Structural phase transitions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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