TRIUMF

Exp. No.

M1497 — Approved

Title of Experiment

μSR Investigation of Stable Open-Shell Singlet Molecules

Spokesperson(s) for Group

Safety Coordinator(s) for Group

Current Members of Group

Name Institution Status % of research time devoted to experiment
S. Ito Tokyo Institute of Technology Associate Professor
K.M. Kojima KEK-IMSS Associate Professor
Kota Koshino Tokyo Institute of Technology Student (Graduate)
I. McKenzie TRIUMF Research Scientist
Tomokazu Shinozaki Tokyo Institute of Technology Student (Graduate)

Abstract

We propose a µSR study of the heavier congener of cyclobutane-1,3-diyl that exhibits tolerance in air and considerable electron-donating property leading to the p-type semiconducting behavior. We preliminarily determined the requisite crystal structures for carrier transfer through the biradical frameworks, which might relate to the hfc parameters. Besides the biradicals, the bulky polyalkylated benzene derivatives are examined because the aromatic structure is important to the p-type semiconducting characteristics.