Densely packed organic nanocrystals ultrathin film using a liquid-liquid interface

J. Matsui, T. Shibata, K. Yamamoto, T. Yokoyama, A. Masuhara, H. Kasai, H. Oikawa, T. Miyashita

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We report a fabrication of densely packed polydiacetylene nanocrystal film using a liquid-liquid interface. Polydiacetylene (pDCHD) nanocrystals was dispersed into water solution by reprecipitation method from a good solvent. Then, hexane was added to the water dispersion to create the liquid-liquid interface. pDCHD nanocrystals were assembled at the interface, when ethanol was added to the pDCHD water dispersion-hexane solution. The assembled film was transferred onto a solid substrate and the film morphology was observed by scanning electron microscope (SEM). With addition of 10 vol% of ethanol to 2.5 mM of pDCHD water dispersion-hexane solution, a densely packed pDCHD film is fabricated. Optical and electrical properties of the pDCHD film are discussed by UV-vis spectroscopy and current-voltage measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-850
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May


  • Liquid-liquid interface
  • Polydiacetylene nanocrystal
  • Self-assembly


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