Date of Award


Publication Type

Doctoral Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Aroca, R.


Engineering, Materials Science.



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The present work focuses on the fabrication and spectroscopic characterization of submicron thin solid films of novel organic dyes. The synthesis, thin film fabrication, electronic and vibrational spectra of neat materials are described. The main group of organic dyes studied here are novel perylene tetracarboxylic derivatives. The fabrication of thin solid films on a variety of substrates is demonstrated and the long-range molecular organization in the films, extracted using mainly infrared techniques, is illustrated. The starting point in using vibrations as structural probes, is the vibrational assignments of the characteristic perylene tetracarboxylic fundamentals for each dye under study. The assigned vibrational spectra are employed as references to extract the molecular organization in the vacuum evaporated films using data from the complementary techniques: transmission infrared and reflection-absorption infrared spectroscopy. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2001 .K36. Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 62-10, Section: B, page: 4731. Adviser: Ricardo Aroca. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2001.