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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(2), 656-671; doi:10.3390/ijms11020656

Anchoring of a Single Molecular Rotor and Its Array on Metal Surfaces using Molecular Design and Self-Assembly

Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
Current address: Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439, USA.
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Received: 14 January 2010 / Revised: 26 January 2010 / Accepted: 1 February 2010 / Published: 9 February 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Single Molecules)
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Functionalizing of single molecules on surfaces has manifested great potential for bottom-up construction of complex devices on a molecular scale. We discuss the growth mechanism for the initial layers of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on metal surfaces and we review our recent progress on molecular machines, and present a molecular rotor with a fixed off-center axis formed by chemical bonding. These results represent important advances in molecular-based nanotechnology. View Full-Text
Keywords: molecular rotor; molecular self-assembly; scanning tunneling microscopy molecular rotor; molecular self-assembly; scanning tunneling microscopy

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Gao, L.; Du, S.-X.; Gao, H.-J. Anchoring of a Single Molecular Rotor and Its Array on Metal Surfaces using Molecular Design and Self-Assembly. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 656-671.

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