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Molecules 2017, 22(5), 731; doi:10.3390/molecules22050731

Template Effect of the Graphene Moiré Lattice on Phthalocyanine Assembly

Institut für Physik, Technische Universität Ilmenau, D-98693 Ilmenau, Germany
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Received: 21 March 2017 / Revised: 27 April 2017 / Accepted: 28 April 2017 / Published: 3 May 2017
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Abstract

Superstructures of metal-free phthalocyanine (2H-Pc) molecules on graphene-covered Ir(111) have been explored by scanning tunnelling microscopy. Depending on the sub-monolayer coverage different molecular assemblies form at the surface. They reflect the transition from a graphene template effect on the 2H-Pc arrangement to molecular superstructures that are mainly governed by the intermolecular coupling. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene; phthalocyanine; template; scanning tunnelling microscopy graphene; phthalocyanine; template; scanning tunnelling microscopy
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Néel, N.; Kröger, J. Template Effect of the Graphene Moiré Lattice on Phthalocyanine Assembly. Molecules 2017, 22, 731.

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