Orthogonal self-assembly of interconnected one-dimensional inorganic and organic nanostructures on the Si(100) surface

Qing Hua Wang, Mark C. Hersam

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(Figure Presented) Orthogonal, interconnected inorganic and organic one-dimensional nanostructures have been fabricated by parallel self-assembly on the Si(100) surface and investigated using room temperature ultrahigh vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy. In particular, bismuth nanowires were self-assembled on the clean Si(100)-2 x 1 surface perpendicular to the Si dimer rows, followed by hydrogen passivation of the surrounding Si surface. Styrene molecular chains were then self-assembled on the H-passivated Si(100)-2 x 1 surface to intersect perpendicularly with the Bi nanowires. This general approach can likely be applied to the wide range of inorganic and organic species that spontaneously form one-dimensional nanostructures on the Si(100) surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12896-12897
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number39
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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