On the Formation of Ordered Two-Dimensional Molecular Assemblies

Abraham Ulman, Raymond P. Scaringe

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The concept of commensurability of intraassembly planes is developed and its importance in the formation of stable two-dimensional molecular assemblies is discussed. It is argued that it is not enough to examine the matching of cross-sectional areas of different molecular parts (Sm). Thus, it is important to consider the crystallographic mismatch of intraassembly atomic planes when designing molecular materials based on Langmuir-Blodgett or self-assembled monolayers. Finally, it is argued that even with Sm match and a given epitaxy, we still have the bond between these molecular parts to worry about.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)894-897
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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