|Name||Mr. Will Carden|
|Organization||University of Florida|
AUROPHILICITY AND VOLATILIZATION OF L-AU-X PRECURSORS FOR ELECTRON BEAM INDUCED DEPOSITION
Will G. Carden1, Jakub Pedziwiatr1, Ilyas Unlu2, Khalil A. Abboud1, D. Howard Fairbrother2, Lisa McElwee-White1
1Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611, USA
Precursor transport in the gas phase is critical for deposition methods such as chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and electron beam induced deposition (EBID). Molecular symmetry and intermolecular interactions influence precursor volatilization, which provides a means to tune the structure to achieve optimal precursor transport. Within the library of Au(I) complexes of the general type L-Au-X, the sublimation temperature decreases as a function of increasing ionic radius of X (where X = Cl, Br, I). A relationship between this trend and the aurophilicity phenomenon is discussed along with preliminary results for EBID of metallic Au from Au(I) precursors.