Electric-Field-Assisted Alignment of Supramolecular Fibers (pages 1276–1280)
L. Sardone, V. Palermo, E. Devaux, D. Credgington, M. de Loos, G. Marletta, F. Cacialli, J. van Esch and P. Samorì
Article first published online: 10 APR 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200600269
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.