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Self-assembled nanostructures of a di-carbonitrile molecule on copper single-crystal surfaces
- Ma, Honghong, Bao, Meiling, Cai, Liangliang, Sun, Qiang, Yuan, Chunxue
- RSC advances 2017 v.7 no.3 pp. 1771-1775
- ambient temperature, copper, copper nanoparticles, hydrogen bonding, image analysis
- 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.