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Title: Theory and pyroelectric characterization of polar inclusion compounds of perhydrotriphenylene
Authors: Hulliger, J ×
Quintel, A
W├╝bbenhorst, Michael
Langley, PJ
Roth, SW
Rechsteiner, P #
Issue Date: Jan-1998
Publisher: North-Holland
Series Title: Optical Materials vol:9 issue:1-4 pages:259-264
Abstract: Markov's theory of stochastic processes has been applied successfully to the understanding of the macroscopically polar nature of a plethora of inclusion compounds formed from perhydrotriphenylene (PHTP) and dipolar guest molecules. This theory, supported by experimental data from the new technique of 2-dimensional scanning pyroelectric microscopy (SPEM), predicts correctly the formation of 180 degrees macro-domains from seed crystals which do not necessarily need to be polar. The explanation provided for this long-unsolved phenomenon paves the way to the rational and controlled design of polar molecular materials for optical applications. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.
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ISSN: 0925-3467
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Soft Matter and Biophysics
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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