Nanoconfined self-assembly on a grafted graphitic surface under electrochemical control

Huynh, T.M.T. and Phan, T.H. and Ivasenko, O. and Mertens, S.F.L. and De Feyter, S. (2017) Nanoconfined self-assembly on a grafted graphitic surface under electrochemical control. Nanoscale, 9 (1). pp. 362-368. ISSN 2040-3364

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Abstract

Highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) can be covalently grafted with aryl radicals generated via the electrochemical reduction of 3,5-bis-tert-butyl-diazonium cations (3,5-TBD). The structure of the grafted layer and its stability under electrochemical conditions were assessed with electrochemical scanning tunneling microscopy (EC-STM) and cyclic voltammetry (CV). Stable within a wide (>2.5 V) electrochemical window, the grafted species can be locally removed using EC-STM-tip nanolithography. Using dibenzyl viologen as an example, we show that the generated nanocorrals of bare graphitic surface can be used to study nucleation and growth of self-assembled structures under conditions of nanoconfinement and electrochemical potential control. © 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Journal Article
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Nanoscale
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132979
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18 Apr 2019 08:55
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