Two-dimensional self-assembly of supramolecular clusters and Chains

Matthias Böhringer, Karina Morgenstern, Wolf Dieter Schneider, Richard Berndt, Francesco Mauri, Alessandro De Vita, Roberto Car

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Two-dimensional supramolecular clusters and chains are observed upon submonolayer deposition of 1-nitronaphthalene (NN) onto reconstructed Au(111). The molecules become pseudochiral upon adsorption. Their handedness is determined from high-resolution scanning tunneling microscope images and local-density calculations. Modeling shows that hydrogen bonds cause the observed self-assembly. Clusters and chains mutually interact via electrostatic repulsion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)324-327
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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