Financial support from the ERA-Chemistry project SurConFold, the Marie Curie EST project SUPER (MEST-CT-2004-008128), the ESF-SONS-BIONICS, FISR 2002 (Silicon Technologies for Bioelectronic Microsystems, MIUR Rome), and the Regione Emilia-Romagna PRIITT Nanofaber Net-Lab, as well as the bilateral programmes CNR-CNRS and CRUI-British Council, are gratefully acknowledged. J. v. E. gratefully acknowledges the Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO) for financial support. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Electric-Field-Assisted Alignment of Supramolecular Fibers†
Article first published online: 10 APR 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Special Issue: Supramolecular Approaches to Organic Electronics and Nanotechnology
Volume 18, Issue 10, pages 1276–1280, May, 2006
How to Cite
Sardone, L., Palermo, V., Devaux, E., Credgington, D., de Loos, M., Marletta, G., Cacialli, F., van Esch, J. and Samorì, P. (2006), Electric-Field-Assisted Alignment of Supramolecular Fibers. Adv. Mater., 18: 1276–1280. doi: 10.1002/adma.200600269
- Issue published online: 10 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 10 APR 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Received: 9 FEB 2006
- Molecular electronics;
- Supramolecular materials
Supramolecular fibers possessing an intrinsic large dipole moment can be manipulated with a DC electric field, triggering their alignment in preferred directions on a patterned surface made of Au electrodes supported on an insulating SiOx/Si substrate. The figure shows the electric-field stream lines over the electrodes used to align the nanofibers, calculated using finite element analysis.