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Kinetics and thermodynamics in surface-confined molecular self-assembly

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Abstract

Two-dimensional molecular self-assembly at the liquid/solid interface is a widely employed approach in surface science to pattern surfaces at the nanometre scale. A multitude of supramolecular structures can be realized depending on parameters such as the functionalization of the molecular building blocks, the temperature at which self-assembly takes place, the type of solvent and solute concentration. How these and other parameters influence the kinetics and thermodynamics of the self-assembly process is the subject of this review.

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The article was received on 03 Aug 2011, accepted on 21 Sep 2011 and first published on 03 Oct 2011


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00531F
Chem. Sci., 2011,2, 2290-2300

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    Kinetics and thermodynamics in surface-confined molecular self-assembly

    R. Gutzler, L. Cardenas and F. Rosei, Chem. Sci., 2011, 2, 2290
    DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00531F

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