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Title: Analysis of the polarization distribution in a polar perhydrotriphenylene inclusion compound by scanning pyroelectric microscopy
Authors: Quintel, A ×
Hulliger, J
W├╝bbenhorst, Michael #
Issue Date: May-1998
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Series Title: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces & Biophysical vol:102 issue:22 pages:4277-4283
Abstract: The polarization distribution in a polar perhydrotriphenylene (PHTP) inclusion compound has been studied by scanning pyroelectric microscopy. Measurements have been performed on solution-grown crystals of PHTP-AD (AD: acceptor(A) and donor (D) disubstituted linear chromophores). The AD guest molecules form aligned dipole chains within the parallel channels created by the honeycomb-type host lattice of PHTP. Along the channel direction we found a 180 degrees twinned macrodomain state with wedge-shaped domain boundaries adjacent to the middle of the needle-shaped crystals. In each domain the polarization is nearly constant, which implies that the majority of molecular dipoles are aligned parallel. This agrees well with predictions arising from the application of Markov's theory of stochastic processes, which explains the occurrence of polar domains due to a mechanism of dipole incorporation driven by the difference in the -A...A- and -D...D- intermolecular interaction energies.
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ISSN: 1089-5647
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Soft Matter and Biophysics
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