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Self-assembly of rubrene on copper surfaces

Miwa, Jill A. and Cicoira, Fabio and Bedwani, Stephane and Lipton-Duffin, Josh and Perepichka, Dmitrii F. and Rochefort, Alain and Rosei, Federico (2008) Self-assembly of rubrene on copper surfaces. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 112 (27). pp. 10214-10221.



We report a detailed investigation of the self-assembly of the organic semiconductor rubrene on low-index (100) and (110) facets of copper by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and supported by density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Rubrene adsorbs in orientations depending on substrate symmetry, resulting in different self-assembled motifs. STM images point to an asymmetric adsorption geometry, and DFT calculations further suggest that the molecule adsorbs in a twisted conformation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:self assembly-organic semiconductors-scanning tunneling microscopy-rubrene
Subjects:Analytical Science > Microscopy and probe methods
Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
ID Code:6040
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:01 Sep 2009 10:48
Last Modified:01 Sep 2009 10:48

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