The authors are grateful for financial support by the DFG (German Research Foundation, SFB 569) and Fond der Chemischen Industrie.
Complexation of C60 on a Cyclothiophene Monolayer Template†
Article first published online: 18 JAN 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 447–451, February, 2006
How to Cite
Mena-Osteritz, E. and Bäuerle, P. (2006), Complexation of C60 on a Cyclothiophene Monolayer Template. Adv. Mater., 18: 447–451. doi: 10.1002/adma.200501575
- Issue published online: 10 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 18 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Received: 29 JUL 2005
- Self assembly;
- Semiconductors, organic
Highly ordered monolayers of macrocyclic oligothiophene CT (see Figure) can be used as veritable templates to epitaxially grow 3D nanoarchitectures with C60-fullerenes. Due to submolecularly resolved STM images, 1:1 complexes consisting of a ring-shaped p-type semiconductor (CT) and a spherical n-type semiconductor (C60) can be investigated in terms of dynamics and complexation sites.