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Tricos-22-enoic acid/1-docosylamine alternate-layer Langmuir-Blodgett films: Polymerisation, pyroelectric properties and infrared spectroscopic studies

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Pyroelectric alternate-layer Langmuir-Blodgett films of tricos-22-enoic acid and 1-docosylamine have been polymerised by ultravoilet irradiation. Partially polymerised films retained a significant proportion of the initial pyroelectric activity. However, irradiation for long periods of time resulted in decarboxylation and photodesorption, which eventually led to the loss of the pyroelectric response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-91
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

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