Pyroelectric figure of merit for a calix  acid/amine alternate layer Langmuir-Blodgett film
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In this work calix  acid (A) has been deposited alternately with calix  amine (B) using the LB film deposition technique to form a non-centrosymmetric ABABA... molecular architecture. Pyroelectric and dielectric electric measurements have been performed for a 31 layer calix  acid/amine alternate layer LB film. Pyroelectric coefficients for this LB film system have been obtained using a quasi-static measurement system. Dielectric measurements have been used to determine the dielectric constant and the dielectric loss tangent. The data obtained from pyroelectric and dielectric measurements have been used to calculate the figure of merit for these LB film systems which has a value of 2.56 mu C m(-2) K-1. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.