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Product Code: JLA_15_3_179

Satoru Nishio
Hiroshi Fukumura
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Aramaki, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578, Japan

Kazuyuki Tamura
Jun Murata
Junko Kitahara
Teruhiko Kan
Akiyoshi Matsuzaki
Department of Chemistry for Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Mi’e University, 1515 Kamihama-cho, Tsu, Mi’e 514-8507, Japan

Nobuo Ando
Yukinori Hato
Kanebo LTD., 3-1, Kanebo-cho, Hofu, Yamaguchi 747-0823, Japan

Polyperinaphthalene (PPN) nanoparticles are prepared by excimer laser ablation (ELA) of a 3, 4, 9, 10-perylenetetracarboxylic dianhydride (PTCDA) target or a mixture target of PTCDA with Co or TiO2 powder (PTCDA/X: X=Co, TiO2) using XeCl excimer laser beams. Enhancement of elimination reaction of side groups of PTCDA is observed by ELA of PTCDA/Co and PTCDA/TiO2. In particular, for PTCDA/TiO2, the reaction occurs at a fluence of 0.25 J cm−2 pulse−1 much lower than the case of PTCDA/Co at room temperature. Heterojunctions between the PPN nanoparticle layer and Si wafers are formed. Well rectifier property is demonstrated for the junction with n-Si substrates. Current versus voltage curve of the heterojunction with a n-Si substrate in the dark and under illumination shows the possibility of the junction as a photovoltaic cell. Furthermore, PPN nanoparticles are applied to anode electrodes for ultrathin rechargeable Li ion batteries. In situ Raman spectroscopy under lithium ion doping is performed to elucidate the storage mechanism of lithium ion at cis-polyacetylene-type edge (phenanthrene-edge) of PPN structure. © 2003 Laser Institute of America.

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