Fluorescent Self-Assembled Molecular Monolayer on Graphene

Sylvain Le Liepvre, Ping Du, David Kreher, Fabrice Mathevet, André Jean Attias, Céline Fiorini-Debuisschert, Ludovic Douillard, Fabrice Charra

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We report the first fluorescent molecular self-assembly on graphene. The quenching of the fluorescence of the adsorbed dye by the adjacent graphene is hindered at the molecular scale based on a spacer approach, through a specifically designed dual-functionalized self-assembling building block. This 3D tecton presents two faces, one forming a noncovalent graphene-binding pedestal and the other carrying a dye group linked by a spacer to the pedestal. The spontaneous ordering of the adsorbed layer is investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy, whereas the resulting optical properties of the whole graphene-dye hybrid system are characterized by absorption and fluorescence spectroscopies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2291-2296
Number of pages6
JournalACS Photonics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 21 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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