Measurement of the mean inner potentials of anthracene and naphthalene

Richard R. Lunt, Stéphane Kéna-Cohen, Jay B. Benziger, Stephen R. Forrest

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Abstract

The mean inner potential in metals, insulators, and semiconductors provides fundamental information regarding the electronic structure of the material. Here, we measure the mean inner potentials of the two archetype linear polyacenes: anthracence and naphthalene. We determine the mean inner potentials of single crystalline anthracene of 5.9 V (±0.3V), and naphthalene of 5.4 V (±0.3V) based on analysis of Kikuchi patterns observed using high-pressure reflection high energy electron diffraction. We show that the inner potential of a range of organic molecular semiconductors can be estimated from their diamagnetic susceptibilities.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Article number065504
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume102
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 13 2009
Externally publishedYes

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anthracene
naphthalene
high energy electrons
electron diffraction
insulators
electronic structure
magnetic permeability
metals

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Measurement of the mean inner potentials of anthracene and naphthalene. / Lunt, Richard R.; Kéna-Cohen, Stéphane; Benziger, Jay B.; Forrest, Stephen R.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 102, No. 6, 065504, 13.02.2009.

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Lunt RR, Kéna-Cohen S, Benziger JB, Forrest SR. Measurement of the mean inner potentials of anthracene and naphthalene. Physical Review Letters. 2009 Feb 13;102(6). 065504. Available from, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.065504
Lunt, Richard R. ; Kéna-Cohen, Stéphane ; Benziger, Jay B. ; Forrest, Stephen R./ Measurement of the mean inner potentials of anthracene and naphthalene. In: Physical Review Letters. 2009 ; Vol. 102, No. 6.
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