2D metal-organic layer covers gold substrate

Molecular networks provide new surface functionality and could enable the formation of more complex structures Nanoporous molecular systems have become an interesting field. They are well reported as templates for positioning nano-objects and for having remarkable applications in catalysis. Now metal-organic monolayers can be grown in a controlled way using…

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Interplay between fast diffusion and molecular interaction in the formation of self-assembled nano-structures of S-Cysteine on Au(111)

Fast diffusing cysteine molecules on the Au surface can be regarded as a 2D molecular gas. Molecular “evaporation” and “condensation” from the gas on the surface morphological features takes place continuously. This process leads progressively to the formation of a number of stable arrangements, not previously reported, like single-molecular rows,…

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