Scanning electron microscopy can form images of patterns in Self-Assembled Monolayers

Scanning electron microscopy is able to form images of patterns of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of alkanethiolates adsorbed on gold. The contrast in these images is unexpectedly sensitive to the structures of the components of the SAMs. Several factors contribute to the contrast: the compositions of the SAMs; the compositions and quantities of adsorbates (both adventitious and intentional) on the SAMs; electron-beam-induced processes involving the SAMs and these adsorbates. © 1993 American Chemical Society.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • López, GP; Biebuyck, HA; Whitesides, GM

Published Date

  • 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1513 - 1516

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0743-7463

Citation Source

  • SciVal