Iridescent organic films consisting of quasi-parallel wire-like microstructures are grown by castings from ethanol solutions containing mixtures of aluminium-tris-hydroxyquinoline and 1,10-phenanthroline. Spectrophotometric measurements carried out in the ultraviolet-visible range indicate that the microstructured films have angular-dependent optical behaviour, which is motivated by a refractive-index modulation over dimensions that are comparable to visible-light wavelengths. According to the results of investigations carried out by means of optical microscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM), the refractive-index modulation originates from a thickness modulation and a phase separation that occurs as the aluminium-tris-hydroxyquinoline and phenanthroline co-crystallize, with the former material being arranged to form a green luminescent pattern on the top of the latter one.

Solution-deposited microstructures based on aluminum-tris-hydroxyquinoline

ARENA, Antonella
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PATANE', Salvatore;SPADARO, salvatore;SAITTA, Gaetano
2006

Abstract

Iridescent organic films consisting of quasi-parallel wire-like microstructures are grown by castings from ethanol solutions containing mixtures of aluminium-tris-hydroxyquinoline and 1,10-phenanthroline. Spectrophotometric measurements carried out in the ultraviolet-visible range indicate that the microstructured films have angular-dependent optical behaviour, which is motivated by a refractive-index modulation over dimensions that are comparable to visible-light wavelengths. According to the results of investigations carried out by means of optical microscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM), the refractive-index modulation originates from a thickness modulation and a phase separation that occurs as the aluminium-tris-hydroxyquinoline and phenanthroline co-crystallize, with the former material being arranged to form a green luminescent pattern on the top of the latter one.
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