Dynamics of Monolayer–Island Transitions in 2,7-Dioctyl-benzothienobenzthiophene Thin Films (pages 2554–2559)
Michael Dohr, Dr. Oliver Werzer, Quan Shen, Dr. Ingo Salzmann, Prof. Dr. Christian Teichert, Dr. Christian Ruzié, Dr. Guillaume Schweicher, Prof. Dr. Yves Henri Geerts, Prof. Dr. Michele Sferrazza and Prof. Dr. Roland Resel
Article first published online: 27 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201300227
Keeping order: Highly ordered monolayers of conjugated molecules can be prepared by solution processing and subsequent annealing in the liquid-crystalline state. The initially disordered layer obtained by spin-coating can be transferred to two-dimensional crystals on a surface (see picture). Dewetting of the monolayer from the substrate is prevented by kinetic effects during fast cooling to room temperature.