Exploring the Transferability of Large Supramolecular Assemblies to the Vacuum-Solid Interface

W Xu, M Dong, H Gersen, S Vázquez-Campos, X Bouju, E Lægsgaard, I Stensgaard, M Crego-Calama, DN Reinhoudt, TR Linderoth, F Besenbacher

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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 goldfunctionalized 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.
Translated title of the contributionExploring the Transferability of Large Supramolecular Assemblies to the Vacuum-Solid Interface
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535 - 542
Number of pages8
JournalNano Research
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

Bibliographical note

Publisher: TSINGHUA UNIV PRESS, TSINGHUA UNIV, RM A703, XUEYAN BLDG, BEIJING, 10084, PEOPLES R CHINA

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