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Exploring the transferability of large supramolecular assemblies to the vacuum-solid interface

Xu, Wei and Dong, Mingdong and Gersen, Henkjan and Vázquez-Campos, Socorro and Bouju, Xavier and Lægsgaard, Erik and Stensgaard, Ivan and Crego-Calama, Mercedes and Reinhoudt, David N. and Linderoth, Trolle R. and Besenbacher, Flemming (2009) Exploring the transferability of large supramolecular assemblies to the vacuum-solid interface. Nano Research, 2 (7). pp. 535-542. ISSN 1998-0124 (Print) 1998-0000 (Online)

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Abstract

We present an interplay of high-resolution scanning tunneling microscopy imaging and the corresponding theoretical calculations based on elastic scattering quantum chemistry techniques of the adsorption of a gold-functionalized rosette assembly and its building blocks on a Au(111) surface with the goal of exploring how to fabricate functional 3-D molecular nanostructures on surfaces. The supramolecular rosette assembly stabilized by multiple hydrogen bonds has been sublimed onto the Au(111) surface under ultra-high vacuum conditions; the resulting surface nanostructures are distinctly different from those formed by the individual molecular building blocks of the rosette assembly, suggesting that the assembly itself can be transferred intact to the surface by in situ thermal sublimation. This unanticipated result will open up new perspectives for growth of complex 3-D supramolecular nanostructures at the vacuum-solid interface.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:8365
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:29 Apr 2010 11:17
Last Modified:29 Apr 2010 11:17

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