Uniform π-System Alignment in Thin Films of Template-Grown Dicarbonitrile-Oligophenyls (pages 1631–1642)
Florian Klappenberger, Dirk Kühne, Matthias Marschall, Stefan Neppl, Wolfgang Krenner, Alexei Nefedov, Thomas Strunskus, Karin Fink, Christof Wöll, Svetlana Klyatskaya, Olaf Fuhr, Mario Ruben and Johannes V. Barth
Article first published online: 11 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201001940
The packing of dicarbonitrile-para-oligophenyls in thin films grown by organic molecular beam epitaxy (OMBE) differs from their technologically interesting para-oligophenyl counterparts. The functionalization of the molecules unifies the orientation of the molecular planes within the entire film via a template effect in contrast to the herringbone ordering adopted by the pure phenyl variants and represents a novel method of controlling thin-film properties.