Title: Forced To Align: Flow-Induced Long-Range Alignment of Hierarchical Molecular Assemblies from 2D to 3D
Authors: Lee, Shern-Long ×
Yuan, Zhongyi
Chen, Long
Mali, Kunal S
Muellen, Klaus
De Feyter, Steven #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Series Title: Journal of the American Chemical Society vol:136 issue:11 pages:4117-4120
Abstract: Nanostructured molecular thin films adsorbed on solid surfaces form the basis of numerous applications. Long-range order within adsorbed molecules is very often a desirable property for such systems. In this contribution, we report a simple and efficient method to fabricate well-aligned thin films of organic molecules over a few millimeter squares. The strategy involves use of capillary force in a two-step flow method to induce large area alignment of multilayers of molecules at the organic liquid−solid interface. Furthermore, we also demonstrate the influence of alignment on the electron transport through these well-aligned thin films using scanning tunneling spectroscopy.
ISSN: 0002-7863
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular Imaging and Photonics
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