A molecular conformational change induced self-assembly: From randomness to order

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  • W. Xu, Denmark
  • C. Zhang, Ministry of Education
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  • H. Gersen, University of Bristol
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  • Q. Sun, Ministry of Education
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  • H. Kong, Ministry of Education
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  • Liang Dong, Ministry of Education
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  • K. Sheng, Ministry of Education
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  • Qinggang Tan, Ministry of Education
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  • E. Lægsgaard, Denmark
  • F. Besenbacher
From an interplay of high-resolution scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) imaging and density functional theory (DFT) calculations we reveal how a molecular conformational change induced self-assembly process can result in the conversion from a random molecular phase to the formation of two types of ordered surface nanostructures with different apparent heights.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChemical Communications
Pages (from-to)5207-5209
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2013

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