Dr. W. Chen acknowledges the financial support of LKY PDF fellowship. The authors acknowledge the support of the A*STAR grant R-398-000-036-305, ARF grant R-144-000-196-112, and JSPS Bilateral Joint Projects.
C60 Molecular Chains on α-Sexithiophene Nanostripes†
Article first published online: 22 OCT 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 3, Issue 12, pages 2015–2018, December 3, 2007
How to Cite
Zhang, H. L., Chen, W., Chen, L., Huang, H., Wang, X. S., Yuhara, J. and Wee, A. T. S. (2007), C60 Molecular Chains on α-Sexithiophene Nanostripes. Small, 3: 2015–2018. doi: 10.1002/smll.200700381
- Issue published online: 4 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 22 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 8 SEP 2007
- Manuscript Received: 6 JUN 2007
Highly ordered linear C60 molecular-chain arrays with 2.31-nm interchain spacing (see image) are self-assembled on Ag(111) by using α-sexithiophene (6T) monolayer nanostripes on Ag(111) as a molecular surface nanotemplate. The subtle balance between molecule–molecule and molecule–substrate interactions facilitates the assembly of the C60 into well-ordered molecular-chain arrays.