TITLE

Self-assembly of one-dimensional molecular and atomic chains using striped alkanethiol structures as templates

AUTHOR(S)
Zeng, Changgan; Wang, Bing; Li, Bin; Wang, Haiqian; Hou, J. G.
PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;9/10/2001, Vol. 79 Issue 11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Well-ordered striped structures are developed from alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers on an Au(111) surface following well-controlled annealing processes. We demonstrate here that such regular concave–convex molecular structures can be used as the templates for growing one-dimensional molecular and atomic chains. By depositing C[sub 60] molecules onto the striped surface, C[sub 60] bimolecular chains are self-assembled. Due to the breaking of C–S bonds under certain conditions, residual S atoms can form a S monoatomic chain between two adjacent stripe pairs of thoroughly lying-down molecules. Possible growth mechanisms are discussed. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
5113199

 

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