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Neutron and X-ray scattering on the monolayer structure of a lecithin fullerene-derivative

Jeng, U-Ser and Lin, Tsang-Lang and Shin, Kwanwoo and Lee, Hsin-Yi and Hsu, Chia-Hung and Chi, Zau-Ann and Shih, Ming Chih and Torikai, Naoya (2007) Neutron and X-ray scattering on the monolayer structure of a lecithin fullerene-derivative. JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, 7 (4-5). pp. 1406-1413.

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eUsing neutron reflectivity with contrast variation, X-ray reflectivity, and grazing incident small-angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS), we have characterized the in-depth and in-plane structural characteristics of the Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films formed by a novel lecithin C-60-derivative, FPTL, of three phospholipids jointly bonded on one single olefinic moiety of a C-60 cage. Based on the neutron reflectivity measured, we have proposed a monolayer structure, with the C-60 cages of FPTL lifted into the air and hydrophilic phospholipid heads immersed in water, for the FPTL Langmuir layer formed on water. On the other hand, the LB film of FPTL prepared on mica exhibits clear Kiessig fringes in the X-ray reflectivity profile, indicating a 27 angstrom monolayer film with less molecular orientation. With GISAXS, we have extracted an in-plane correlation length of about 210 angstrom for a possible in-plane aggregation Of C-60 of FPTL in the LB monolayer. We have also demonstrated the highly ordered monolayer structures of a lecithin lipid, in elucidating the positive effect of the attached functional group-phospholipids on the monolayer formation of the lecithin C-60-derivative.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:X-ray and neutron reflectivity; Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films; lecithin C-60 derivative; GISAXS
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
Analytical Science > Microscopy and probe methods
ID Code:2842
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:13 Jan 2009 15:01
Last Modified:26 Jan 2009 17:02

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