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Templated growth of 3,4,9,10-perylenetetracarboxylic dianhydride molecules on a nanostructured insulator

Mativetsky, Jeffrey M. and Burke, Sarah A. and Fostner, Shawn and Grutter, Peter (2007) Templated growth of 3,4,9,10-perylenetetracarboxylic dianhydride molecules on a nanostructured insulator. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 18 (10).

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Official URL: http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0957-4484/18/10/105...

Abstract

Nanometre-scale 3,4,9,10-perylenetetracarboxylic dianhydride (PTCDA) crystallites were produced by trapping the molecules inside monolayer-deep rectangular pits on an alkali halide surface. Noncontact atomic force microscopy was used to measure the crystallite dimensions and lattice structure with molecular resolution. The molecule–substrate lattice mismatch and island heights, typically three to four PTCDA layers, indicate a stress in the first two layers. One- and two-layer crystallites were only observed in pits with side lengths smaller than 10 nm.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Analytical Science > Microscopy and probe methods
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:6195
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:14 Jan 2010 16:32
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 16:32

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