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Rational design of two-dimensional molecular donor–acceptor nanostructure arrays

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Abstract

The construction of long-range ordered organic donor–acceptor nanostructure arrays over microscopic areas supported on solid substrates is one of the most challenging tasks towards the realization of molecular nanodevices. They can also be used as ideal model systems to understand light induced charge transfer, charge separation and energy conversion processes and mechanisms at the nanometer scale. The aim of this paper is to highlight recent advances and progress in this topic. Special attention is given to two different strategies for the construction of organic donor–acceptor nanostructure arrays, namely (i) molecular self-assembly on artificially patterned or pre-defined molecular surface nanotemplates and (ii) molecular nanostructure formation steered via directional and selective intermolecular interactions. The interfacial charge transfer and the energy level alignment of these donor–acceptor nanostructures are also discussed.

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The article was received on 14 Nov 2014, accepted on 02 Feb 2015 and first published on 16 Feb 2015


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4NR06741J
Citation: Nanoscale, 2015,7, 4306-4324
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    Rational design of two-dimensional molecular donor–acceptor nanostructure arrays

    J. L. Zhang, S. Zhong, J. Q. Zhong, T. C. Niu, W. P. Hu, A. T. S. Wee and W. Chen, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 4306
    DOI: 10.1039/C4NR06741J

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