The interaction of aluminum and p-sexiphenyl

N. Koch, L. M. Yu, V. Parenté, R. Lazzaroni, R. L. Johnson, G. Leising, J. J. Pireaux, J. L. Brédas

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Aluminum is widely used as cathode material in organic electroactive devices. In this work the interface formation between the electroluminescent material p-sexiphenyl (6P) and this metal was investigated with photoelectron spectroscopy. In strong contrast to the findings for the interaction of polyenes and oligothiophenes with Al, where covalent bonds are formed, we obtain clear evidence for physisorption of Al on 6P. This is supported by quantum chemical calculations, carried out on model systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)438-439
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM-98) - Montpellier, France
Duration: Jul 12 1998Jul 18 1998


  • Density Functional Calculations
  • Light Sources
  • Organic/inorganic interfaces
  • Phenylenes
  • Photoelectron Spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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