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Toward printing molecular nanostructures from microstructured samples in ultrahigh vacuum

Nacci, Christophe; Saywell, Alexander; Troadec, Cedric; Deng, Jie; Willinger, Marc Georg; Joachim, Christian; Grill, Leonhard

Authors

Christophe Nacci

Alexander Saywell

Cedric Troadec

Jie Deng

Marc Georg Willinger

Christian Joachim

Leonhard Grill



Abstract

Transferring molecular nanostructures from one surface to another in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) by mechanical contact might be a possible route to avoid the severe limitations of in situ molecular synthesis on technologically relevant template surfaces. Here, transfer printing in UHV of molecular structures between metal surfaces is investigated by a combination of scanning tunneling microscopy and scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy. The authors present the complete procedure of the printing and characterization process. Microstructured Au-coated MoS₂ samples exhibiting a periodic pillar structure are used as stamp surfaces with Au(111) single crystals as target surface. Polymers of 1,3,5-tris(4-bromophenyl)benzene molecules and graphene nanoribbons with an armchair edge structure are grown on the pillars of the stamp surface. After bringing the two surfaces in mechanical contact, the transferred material is found on the target while decapping occurs on the stamp surface. Polymer structures are probably buried under the transferred stamp material, and in rare cases, evidence for molecular structures is found in their vicinity.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 7, 2015
Journal Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B
Print ISSN 2166-2746
Electronic ISSN 2166-2754
Publisher AIP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 34
Issue 1
APA6 Citation Nacci, C., Saywell, A., Troadec, C., Deng, J., Willinger, M. G., Joachim, C., & Grill, L. (2015). Toward printing molecular nanostructures from microstructured samples in ultrahigh vacuum. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 34(1), https://doi.org/10.1116/1.4936886
DOI https://doi.org/10.1116/1.4936886
Publisher URL http://scitation.aip.org/content/avs/journal/jvstb/34/1/10.1116/1.4936886
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 34, 011801 (2016) and may be found at http://scitation.aip.or.../34/1/10.1116/1.4936886

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