Control of single supramolecular chain of porphyrin on a copper surface

T. Kamikado, T. Sekiguchi, S. Yokoyama, Y. Wakayama, S. Mashiko

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The initial growth behavior and structures of free base and metal complexes of 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(3,5-di-t-butylphenyl)porphyrin (H2-TBPP, M-TBPP) on Cu(100) surface were studied by scanning tunneling microscopy. Conformational flexibility of H2-TBPP led to bridging over the step edges and to formation of single supramolecular chains on the step edges, which were separated from the supramolecular islands on the terraces. M-TBPP adsorbed on the upper and lower edge of the step and 2D growth of islands began from here. These results suggest that the step edges could be useful as a template for fabrication of well-ordered single supramolecular chains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-332
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 21 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Nano-Molecular Electronics (ICNME 2004) -
Duration: Dec 15 2004Dec 17 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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