Rational design of molecular self-assemblies: A platform for nanophotonics

David Bléger, Fabrice Mathevet, David Kreher, André Jean Attias, Guillaume Schull, Ludovic Douillard, Céline Fiorini-Debuisschert, Fabrice Charra

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In order to create surface patterns, planar molecules with extended φ-conjugated systems have found particularly wide use because they tend to bond in a flat-lying geometry, which allows functional groups at the molecule periphery to approach each other easily and to engage into noncovalent interactions, predominantly hydrogen bonds [1]. In this work, we developed an original approach, based on a new molecular unit designed both in order to act as a functional group used as a 'clip'between neighboring molecules, and to pattern2Dsupra-molecular architectures into specific arrangements. The opportunity to reach multiple and tunable topologies is evidenced by using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). All these results allow to establish molecular-engineering rules for designing new nanostructures, opening interesting perspectives for applications in various domains of nanotechnology such as nanophotonics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalNonlinear Optics Quantum Optics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Computer Science
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation


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