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From the bottom up: dimensional control and characterization in molecular monolayers

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Abstract

Self-assembled monolayers are a unique class of nanostructured materials, with properties determined by their molecular lattice structures, as well as the interfaces with their substrates and environments. As with other nanostructured materials, defects and dimensionality play important roles in the physical, chemical, and biological properties of the monolayers. In this review, we discuss monolayer structures ranging from surfaces (two-dimensional) down to single molecules (zero-dimensional), with a focus on applications of each type of structure, and on techniques that enable characterization of monolayer physical properties down to the single-molecule scale.

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The article was received on 31 Aug 2012 and first published on 20 Dec 2012


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35365B
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 2725-2745
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    From the bottom up: dimensional control and characterization in molecular monolayers

    S. A. Claridge, W. Liao, J. C. Thomas, Y. Zhao, H. H. Cao, S. Cheunkar, A. C. Serino, A. M. Andrews and P. S. Weiss, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 2725
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35365B

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