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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Mar 1 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces