Supramolecular polymers for growth of 1-D ordered thin films under ultra-high vacuum

Chengzhi Cai, Martin Bösch, Ye Too, Armin Kündig, Bert Müller, Christian Bosshard, Ivan Biaggio, Peter Günter, Jens Weckesser, Johannes Barth, L. Bärgi, O. Jeandupeux, Klaus Kern

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A new technique to grow 1D ordered organic thin films, based on linear supramolecular polymers and oblique incidence organic molecular beam deposition (OMBD), is presented. Solid state N nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) indicate the formation of linear and extended supramolecular polymers. Multilayer films are also grown on glass substrates and studied the average molecular direction of the films by second harmonic generation experiments, revealing that the direction is parallel to the projection of the obliquely incident molecular beam on the substrate surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-598
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes


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