Molecular Self-Assembly of Functionalized Fullerenes on a Metal Surface

Diaconescu, Bogdan and Yang, T and Berber, S and Jazdzyk,, M and Miller, GP and Tomanek, D and Pohl, K. (2009) Molecular Self-Assembly of Functionalized Fullerenes on a Metal Surface. Physical Review Letters, 102 (5). 056102. ISSN 00319007

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We present a combined experimental and theoretical study of the self-assembly of C-60 molecules functionalized with long alkane chains on the (111) surface of silver. We find that the conformation of the functionalized C-60 changes upon adsorption on Ag(111) and that the unit cell size in the self-assembled monolayer is determined by the interactions between the functional groups. We show that C-60 molecules can be assembled in ordered 2D arrays with intermolecular distances much larger than those in compact C-60 layers, and propose a novel way to control the surface pattern by appropriate chemical functionalization.

Item Type: Article
InterNano Taxonomy: Nanomanufacturing Processes > Assembly Techniques > Supermolecular chemical assembly
Collections: Nanomanufacturing Research Collection
Depositing User: Danielle Federa
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2009 20:13
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2009 20:13

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