Room-Temperature Supramolecular Repositioning at Molecular Interfaces Using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope

Individual C(60) molecules adsorbed on a monolayer of 4,4' dimethyl bianthrone first grown on Cu(111) have been repositioned a room temperature with the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope. The procedure can be applied to C(60) without disrupting the 4,4' dimethyl bianthrone film. Controlled supramolecular repositioning at a molecular interface has allowed us to assemble lateral C(60) patterns that define a bimolecular C(60)-4,4' dimethyl bianthrone heterojunction on Cu(111).

By: M. T. Cuberes, R. R. Schlittler and J. K. Gimzewski

Published in: Surface Science, volume 371, (no 1), pages 231-4 in 1997

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