Monolayer self-assembly at liquid-solid interfaces: chirality and electronic properties of molecules at surfaces
Amabilino, David B × De Feyter, Steven Lazzaroni, Roberto Gomar-Nadal, Elba Veciana, Jaume Rovira, Concepcio Abdel-Mottaleb, Mohamed M Mamdouh, Wael Iavicoli, Patrizia Psychogyiopoulou, Krystallia Linares, Mathieu Minoia, Andrea Xu, Hong Luis, Josep Puigmarti #
Journal of Physics - Condensed Matter vol:20 issue:18 pages:184003
The spontaneous formation of supramolecular assemblies at the boundary between solids and liquids is a process which encompasses a variety of systems with diverse characteristics: chemisorbed systems in which very strong and weakly reversible bonds govern the assembly and physisorbed aggregates which are dynamic thanks to the weaker interactions between adsorbate and surface. Here we review the interest and advances in the study of chiral systems at the liquid-solid interface, and also the application of this configuration for the study of systems of interest in molecular electronics, self-assembled from the bottom up.