Surface-monolayer-controlled molecular alignment of short n-alkane multilayers

H. Kondoh, F. Matsui, Y. Ehara, T. Yokoyama, T. Ohta

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C K-edge near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure studies have been performed on the molecular orientation of short n-alkane (C6H14) multilayers on n-alkanethiolate (C6H13S) monolayers. We have found that the molecular orientation of the n-alkane multilayers is in accordance with that of n-alkanethiolate monolayers on which the multilayers were formed. Monolayers of thiophene also have a significant effect on the alignment of the n-alkane multilayers condensed on the monolayers. The growth manner of the n-alkane films is discussed in terms of the energy balance between surface and interface free energies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8178-8183
Number of pages6
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 25
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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