Lateral molecular space control of LB films by introducing spacer molecules

Seimei Sha Shiratori, Koujirou Tachi, Masayoshi Yamada, Kazuo Ikezaki

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Lattice constant of LB films were controlled by introducing "Spacer Molecules" such as pyrrole or fullerene into arachidic acid LB films. The appropriate buffer layers which satisfy lattice matching between the different monolayers were successfully formed. The observation using an atomic force microscope clearly showed that the LB films are highly ordered in the lateral direction even after introducing spacer molecules. The spatially controlled LB films were also found to be applied for a novel gas sensor with a molecular size recognition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Atomic force microscope
  • Fullerene
  • Langmuir-blodgett film
  • Molecular recognition
  • Sensor
  • Spacer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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