We thank Eva Schill-Wendt for the photographic work. The work at North Carolina State University was supported by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences, U. S. Department of Energy, under Grant DE-FG05-86ER45259.
STM study of molecular order and defects in the layers of cycloalkanes (CH2)48 and (CH2)72 adsorbed on graphite†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
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Volume 5, Issue 11, pages 821–826, November 1993
How to Cite
Wawkuschewski, A., Cantow, H.-J., Magonov, S. N., Möller, M., Liang, W. and Whangbo, M.-H. (1993), STM study of molecular order and defects in the layers of cycloalkanes (CH2)48 and (CH2)72 adsorbed on graphite. Adv. Mater., 5: 821–826. doi: 10.1002/adma.19930051107
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 22 JUL 1993
- Manuscript Received: 14 JUN 1993
Cycloalkanes adsorbed on graphite, unlike the normal alkanes considered in the preceding contribution, cannot undergo a tumbling motion and change their orientation with respect to the graphite surface. The orientation of the cycloalkanes as revealed by STM images is reported and lamella defects are identified. An answer is also given to the question of how many adlayers are seen by STM, which is very important in the interpretation of superstructure patterns.