Large molecule epitaxy on single crystal metals, insulators and single crystal and mbe-grown layered semiconductors

Thomas J. Schuerlein, Albert Schmidt, Paul A. Lee, Kenneth W. Nebesny, Neal R. Armstrong

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Abstract

We review the packing structures for a series of aromatic hydrocarbons, deposited by vacuum deposition methods as ordered monolayers►multilayers, on a variety of metal, semiconductor and insulator surfaces. New results are presented for the adsorption of monolayers of perylenes, phthalocyanines, coronene, and pentacenes on the Cu(lOO) surface, along with the implications of these studies for the formation of ordered multilayers of these molecular systems. Aromatic molecules without heteroatoms appear to pack in a flat-lying motif, and exhibit approximately hexagonal close packing, even on a substrate with four-fold symmetry such as Cu(lOO). In general, aromatic systems whose bulk structures lend themselves to layer-by-layer growth during vacuum deposition appear to be the best candidates for ordered multilayer growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3837-3845
Number of pages9
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Volume34
Issue number7S
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1995

Keywords

  • Coronene
  • Epitaxy
  • Organic molecular beam epitaxy
  • Pentacene
  • Perylene
  • Phthalocyanine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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