The authors acknowledge financial support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (grants No. FR875/6, FR875/9, and MA3342/1). We are also grateful to H. Hartmann of TU Dresden and K. Schmidt of Georgia Institute of Technology for valuable discussions of the optical findings. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Growth-Mode-Induced Narrowing of Optical Spectra of an Organic Adlayer†
Article first published online: 8 FEB 2008
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Volume 20, Issue 5, pages 959–963, March, 2008
How to Cite
Dienel, T., Loppacher, C., Mannsfeld, S. C. B., Forker, R. and Fritz, T. (2008), Growth-Mode-Induced Narrowing of Optical Spectra of an Organic Adlayer. Adv. Mater., 20: 959–963. doi: 10.1002/adma.200701684
- Issue published online: 28 FEB 2008
- Article first published online: 8 FEB 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 3 SEP 2007
- Manuscript Received: 11 JUL 2007
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Grant Numbers: FR875/6, FR875/9, MA3342/1
- Atomic force microscopy;
- Organic electronics;
Sharpening of optical spectra caused by commensurate growth of an organic adlayer on salt single crystals is reported. The structure is elucidated by atomic force microscopy and advanced potential energy calculations. Continued deposition or annealing induces a rearrangement of the molecular monolayer into 3D crystallites, demonstrating the crucial role of the Coulomb interaction with the substrate to form the unexpected commensurate structure.