Robust and Open Tailored Supramolecular Networks Controlled by the Template Effect of a Silicon Surface

Author: F. Palmino
Institute: Institut FEMTO-ST, Université de Franche-Comté, CNRS, ENSMM 32, Avenue de l’Observatoire, 25044 Besancon cedex (France)
Publication: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 4094 –4098
Instrument: VT SPM

STM image (30 x30 nm2, VS=2.7 V, It=0.015 nA) of C60 molecules adsorbed onto nanopores of a TBB molecular network with an atomic resolution of the SiB(111) substrate and submolecular resolution of the organic network and C60 . The image shows the C60–TBB–SiB(111) interface for a very low C60 coverage (below 0.1 monolayer (ML)). No protrusion is observed on the SiB(111) substrate and over the TBB molecules.