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Spontaneous electric fields in films of CF(3)Cl, CF(2)Cl(2) and CFCl(3).
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PMID:  23147680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Data are presented showing the spontaneous formation of electric fields within solid films of the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) CF(3)Cl, CF(2)Cl(2) and CFCl(3) as a function of film deposition temperature from 40 K and above. Electric fields, which arise through dipole alignment and lie in the range of a few times 10(7) V m(-1) to a few times 10(6) V m(-1), decrease as the degree of chlorination increases. Maximum deposition temperatures for display of an electric field lie at ∼50 K, ∼65 K and ∼52 K for CF(3)Cl, CF(2)Cl(2) and CFCl(3) respectively. CFCl(3) films possess electric fields which show an onset of temporal metastability between deposition temperatures of 46 K and 50 K. CF(3)Cl and CF(2)Cl(2) demonstrate temperatures of ∼65 K and ∼80 K at which the electric field in the film is removed by heating, so-called Curie points, with decay of the field spread over more than 10 K. CFCl(3) displays a comparatively sharp Curie point at 55 K. This variety of behaviour arises despite the resemblance of these three species in terms of electronic structure and gas phase dipole moment, emphasising the requirement for detailed chemical models of this phenomenon.
Authors:
Andrew Cassidy; Oksana Plekan; Richard Balog; Nykola C Jones; David Field
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1463-9084     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100888160     Medline TA:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. dfield@phys.au.dk.
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