Self-Assembling Double Layers on Gold Surfaces: The Merging of Two Chemistries

Abraham Ulman, Nolan Tillman

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The utility of using an w-hydroxy-substituted alkanethiol as an adhesive layer for the fabrication of trichlorosilyl multilayer structures strongly bonded to gold surfaces is evaluated. It is demonstrated that a second monolayer of octadecyltrichlorosilane (OTS) can be chemisorbed on the monolayers of 11-hydroxyundecane-l-thiol (HUT) on gold surfaces. This second monolayer of OTS has spectral properties indicative of a highly ordered, closely packed structure of alkyl chains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1418-1420
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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