Controlled rearrangement of adsorbed undecanol films on mica surfaces induced by an atomic force microscopy tip.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An undecanol film adsorbed on a mica surface was found to rearrange and spread in a position-controlled way induced by a tapping mode atomic force microscopy (AFM) probe. AFM images of varying scanning times showed that before forming an ordered monolayer the undecanol molecules were adsorbed on the mica surface in the disordered and disorganized status. With the proceeding of scanning, these undecanol molecules gradually formed an ordered and flat film. Such behavior was caused by the formation of a stable film and had never been reported for other alcohols.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, L; Wang, E

Published Date

  • March 30, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 2677 - 2682

PubMed ID

  • 15835136

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0743-7463

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/la0354842


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States