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Nanomaterials 2014, 4(3), 768-777; doi:10.3390/nano4030768

Self-Assembling Organic Micro-/Nano-Pillars on Gold and Glass Surfaces

Department of Chemistry, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Received: 25 July 2014 / Revised: 22 August 2014 / Accepted: 22 August 2014 / Published: 2 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Self-Assembled Nanomaterials)
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In this work, we report the formation of a family of organic micro-/nano-pillars prepared from surface-assisted self-assembly processes and factors controlling the growth of the pillars. These acids include cyanuric acid (CA), 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid (TMA), 1,2,4,5-benzenetetracarboxylic acid (TA) and 3,4,9,10-perylenetetracarboxylic acid (PTA). Aqueous solutions mixed with acids and melamine (M) can be fine-tuned to prepare ordered micro-/nano-pillars on substrates, which can be further optimized for their applications View Full-Text
Keywords: self-assembly; organic nanopillars; organic micropillars; vertical nanowires self-assembly; organic nanopillars; organic micropillars; vertical nanowires
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Ji, H.-F.; Ruan, W.; Li, Y.; Ding, G. Self-Assembling Organic Micro-/Nano-Pillars on Gold and Glass Surfaces. Nanomaterials 2014, 4, 768-777.

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