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Doctor of Philosophy, (Physics)
Study Completed: 2013
College of Sciences
Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Layered Electronic Materials
The continuous demand for smart materials and a race towards more and more reduction in device size have triggered a great amount of interest in synthesis of materials with unique properties. Hybrid organic-inorganic materials represent an alternative to present materials as they promise improved properties by combining organic and inorganic components together. This thesis describes the synthesis and characterization of transition-metal oxide based novel hybrid organic-inorganic layered electronic materials and the influence of doping, primarily by ion-implantation on their structural, chemical and physical properties. These hybrids have pillared layered structures which consist of infinite layers of inorganic oxides electronically coupled with organic ligands thus defining cages, potentially to accommodate metal ions. Along with other remarkable effects on structure and physical properties, a significant increase in electrical conductivity of host materials was noted upon inserting guest molecules within these cages.
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