Electrochemical and optical devices based on molecule/high-Tc superconductor structures

David C. Jurbergs, Steven G. Haupt, Rung Kuang Lo, Christopher T. Jones, Jianai Zhao, John McDevitt

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Abstract

Through the use of electrochemical and vacuum deposition techniques, molecular materials are combined with high-Tc superconductors in order to fabricate two new classes of hybrid devices. In the first class of devices, electrochemical methods are utilized to deposit polypyrrole onto YBa2Cu3O7-δ structures. With such systems, experiments are conducted which explore electron transfer events which occur between the conductive polymer and the high-Tc superconductor at temperatures both above and below Tc. Here it is found that the transition temperature (Tc) of the superconductor is depressed dramatically when polypyrrole is oxidized to its conductive form and that it returns to a value which is close to the original value upon reduction of the polypyrrole layer to the neutral, nonconductive form. In the second class of devices, the ability of molecular dye layers to affect the optical properties of YBa2Cu3O7-δ photodetectors is demonstrated. By examining changes in the optical and electronic properties of these systems, energy transfer processes which occur between molecules and high-Tc superconductors are explored. Here it is found that dye layers are able to act as antenna for optical radiation at those wavelengths which the dye layer absorbs light most strongly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1319-1329
Number of pages11
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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Optical devices
Superconducting materials
Polypyrroles
Molecules
Coloring Agents
Dyes
Optical properties
Vacuum deposition
Photodetectors
Electronic properties
Energy transfer
Superconducting transition temperature
Polymers
Deposits
Antennas
Radiation
Wavelength
Electrons
polypyrrole
Experiments

Keywords

  • device
  • electrochemistry
  • high-T superconductor
  • macromolecular electronics
  • optical sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry

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Electrochemical and optical devices based on molecule/high-Tc superconductor structures. / Jurbergs, David C.; Haupt, Steven G.; Lo, Rung Kuang; Jones, Christopher T.; Zhao, Jianai; McDevitt, John.

In: Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 40, No. 10, 1995, p. 1319-1329.

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Jurbergs, David C. ; Haupt, Steven G. ; Lo, Rung Kuang ; Jones, Christopher T. ; Zhao, Jianai ; McDevitt, John. / Electrochemical and optical devices based on molecule/high-Tc superconductor structures. In: Electrochimica Acta. 1995 ; Vol. 40, No. 10. pp. 1319-1329.
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