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Supramolecular heterostructures formed by sequential epitaxial deposition of two-dimensional hydrogen-bonded arrays

Korolkov, Vladimir V.; Baldoni, Matteo; Watanabe, Kenji; Taniguchi, Takashi; Besley, Elena; Beton, Peter H.

Authors

Vladimir V. Korolkov

Matteo Baldoni

Kenji Watanabe

Takashi Taniguchi

Elena Besley

Peter H. Beton



Abstract

Two-dimensional (2D) supramolecular arrays provide a route to the spatial control of the chemical functionality of a surface, but their deposition is in almost all cases limited to a monolayer termination. Here we investigated the sequential deposition of one 2D array on another to form a supramolecular heterostructure and realize the growth—normal to the underlying substrate—of distinct ordered layers, each of which is stabilized by in-plane hydrogen bonding. For heterostructures formed by depositing terephthalic acid or trimesic acid on cyanuric acid/melamine, we have determined, using atomic force microscopy under ambient conditions, a clear epitaxial arrangement despite the intrinsically distinct symmetries and/or lattice constants of each layer. Structures calculated using classical molecular dynamics are in excellent agreement with the orientation, registry and dimensions of the epitaxial layers. Calculations confirm that van der Waals interactions provide the dominant contribution to the adsorption energy and registry of the layers.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Nature Chemistry
Print ISSN 1755-4330
Electronic ISSN 1755-4349
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
APA6 Citation Korolkov, V. V., Baldoni, M., Watanabe, K., Taniguchi, T., Besley, E., & Beton, P. H. (in press). Supramolecular heterostructures formed by sequential epitaxial deposition of two-dimensional hydrogen-bonded arrays. Nature Chemistry, 9, doi:10.1038/nchem.2824
DOI https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.2824
Keywords Molecular self-assembly; structural properties
Publisher URL http://www.nature.com/nchem/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nchem.2824.html?foxtrotcallback=true
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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