Journal article

Low-Temperature Fabrication of Alkali Metal-Organic Charge Transfer Complexes on Cotton Textile for Optoelectronics and Gas Sensing

Rajesh Ramanathan, Sumeet Walia, Ahmad Esmaielzadeh Kandjani, Sivacarendran Balendran, Mahsa Mohammadtaheri, Suresh Kumar Bhargava, Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, Vipul Bansal

Langmuir | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2015


A generalized low-temperature approach for fabricating high aspect ratio nanorod arrays of alkali metal-TCNQ (7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane) charge transfer complexes at 140 °C is demonstrated. This facile approach overcomes the current limitation associated with fabrication of alkali metal-TCNQ complexes that are based on physical vapor deposition processes and typically require an excess of 800 °C. The compatibility of soft substrates with the proposed low-temperature route allows direct fabrication of NaTCNQ and LiTCNQ nanoarrays on individual cotton threads interwoven within the 3D matrix of textiles. The applicability of these textile-supported TCNQ-based organic charge transfer comp..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

V. Barisal thanks the Australian Research Council for research funding through the Discovery project (DP110105125) and Linkage (LP100200859) grant schemes. V. Bansal also acknowledges the generous support of the Ian Potter Foundation for establishing a multimode spectroscopy facility and Ian Potter NanoBioSensing Facility at RMIT University that was used in this study. Authors acknowledge the support from the RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility (RMMF) for technical assistance and providing access to characterization facilities.