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Online ISSN: 1439-7641
Cover Picture: ChemPhysChem 10/2002
The cover picture shows a self-assembled structure of the bi-molecular system subphthalocyanine and C60: After co-deposition on the clean Ag(111) surface under ultrahigh vacuum conditions, they form well-ordered intermixed monolayers which are stable at room temperature. The relative surface coverage of the two species determines the geometry of the observed patterns, such as the 2 : 3 chain-like pattern on the right coexisting with a close-packed C60 island with 1 nm nearest neighbor spacing. The perfectly arranged superstructure and its stability have been explored with a scanning tunneling microscope. The electrostatic potential surface of the subphthalocyanine, below left, reflects its electric dipole moment and, together with the high polarizability of C60, is believed to play a leading role in the underlying intermolecular interactions. Find out more in the communication by de Wild et al. on pages 881–885.