Orientational order of molecular assemblies on rough surfaces

Hannes C. Schniepp, Ho C. Shum, Dudley A. Saville, Ilhan A. Aksay

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Using atomic force microscopy, we show that previous observations on the orientational order of micelles on atomically smooth crystals with directions dictated by the crystal symmetry is only valid for the case of perfectly smooth crystals. On rough surfaces, orientations are independent of the lattice symmetry and the observed directions can be explained by considering the guiding influence of topographic surface features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14902-14906
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number38
StatePublished - Sep 25 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Energy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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