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Engineering of Advanced Materials

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


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Engineering of
Advanced Materials (EAM)

Nägelsbachstrasse 49b
91052 Erlangen, Germany
01. August 2017

Picture of the month: Self-assembled honeycomb network of carboxyl-substituted triphenylamine derivates on Au (111)

Molecular self-assembly is a key concept in nanoscience allowing for the construction of complex molecular architectures in a bottom-up approach. We are carrying out in-depth studies on the subtle balance between intermolecular and molecule-surface interactions, and on how it affects the structure formation in hydrogen-bonded networks built from dimethylmethylene- bridged triphenylamine derivatives. The collaborative work between the organic synthesis of specific molecules, theoretical modeling by density functional theory and atomic-scale surface characterization using low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy was carried out in the framework of an EAM project.

Steiner C.; Gliemann, B. D.; Meinhardt, U.; Gurrath, M.; Meyer, B.; Kivala, M.; Maier, S.
Self-Assembly and Stability of Hydrogen-Bonded Networks of Bridged Triphenylamines on Au(111) and Cu(111).
J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 25945–25955.
Reprinted with permission from the above cited article. Copyright The American Chemical Society 2015.


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