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Dynamic surface-assisted assembly behaviours mediated by external stimuli

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Abstract

Supramolecular self-assembly behaviors on solid substrates have been widely investigated in the last few decades. Owing to the complexity of interfacial assembly systems, the precise regulation of supramolecular nanostructures is still challenging and waits to be solved. The supramolecular nanostructures are governed by non-covalent bonds, so they can be disrupted and influenced by an external environment. In this review, the dynamic supramolecular nanostructures that are mediated by external stimuli containing guest species, light irradiation, temperature and electric field are discussed in detail. The research studies mentioned in this article are all accomplished by STM, and the effects of these external stimuli on the assembled nanostructures have been elucidated exhaustively here.

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The article was received on 12 Sep 2019, accepted on 21 Oct 2019 and first published on 21 Oct 2019


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9SM01847F
Soft Matter, 2019, Advance Article

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    Dynamic surface-assisted assembly behaviours mediated by external stimuli

    X. Peng, F. Zhao, Y. Peng, J. Li and Q. Zeng, Soft Matter, 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9SM01847F

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