Orientation of nanowires consisting of poly(3-hexylthiophene) using strong magnetic field

Hiroaki Yonemura, Koichi Yuno, Yuuichi Yamamoto, Sunao Yamada, Yoshihisa Fujiwara, Yoshifumi Tanimoto

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    Nanowires consisting of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) as a conducting polymer were prepared using p-xylene. Magnetic processing of the nanowires was carried out using two superconducting magnets with horizontal (Bmax = 8 T) and vertical (Bmax = 10 T) directions. The formation of the nanowires was confirmed by atomic force microscopy (AFM) measurement. The results from the AFM images and the polarized absorption spectra on glass plates indicated that the nanowires partly oriented themselves with their long axes, which are parallel to the π-π stacking direction, being perpendicular to the magnetic field. The magnetic orientation is most likely ascribed to anisotropy in the magnetic susceptibilities of the ordered P3HT in the nanowires.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)955-960
    Number of pages6
    JournalSynthetic Metals
    Issue number9-10
    Publication statusPublished - May 2009

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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