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Self-assembled nanostructures of a di-carbonitrile molecule on copper single-crystal surfaces

Author:
Ma, Honghong, Bao, Meiling, Cai, Liangliang, Sun, Qiang, Yuan, Chunxue
Source:
RSC advances 2017 v.7 no.3 pp. 1771-1775
ISSN:
2046-2069
Subject:
ambient temperature, copper, copper nanoparticles, hydrogen bonding, image analysis
Abstract:
Through high-resolution UHV-STM imaging and DFT calculations, we find that a di-carbonitrile molecule unexpectedly prefers to form a hydrogen-bonded nanostructure rather than coordination bonded ones on both Cu(110) and Cu(100) at room temperature. These findings highlight the importance of the surface symmetry and molecule–surface interactions in controllable fabrication of metal–ligand coordination nanostructures.
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6361210