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|Title:||Covalent molecular assembly: Construction of ultrathin multilayer films by a two-dimensional fabrication method|
|Citation:||Zhou, R., Srinivasan, M.P. (2013-02-15). Covalent molecular assembly: Construction of ultrathin multilayer films by a two-dimensional fabrication method. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 392 (1) : 158-166. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2012.07.061|
|Abstract:||A two-dimensional fabrication method was employed to assemble ultrathin multilayer films with specific three-dimensional structures by making use of interlayer and intralayer covalent bonding. The films were assembled in a layer-wise fashion on a silicon surface using bi- and multi-functional molecules as building blocks and strengthened by lateral cross-linking. The fabrication process could be controlled at the sub-nano-scale with the roughness of the surface after deposition of each layer within 0.2. nm. The film showed better resistance to harsh environments than randomly cross-linked or linearly linked films of comparable thickness. The combination of covalent LbL assembly and lateral cross-linking has significant potential as a method of fabrication for assembling nano-structures for a variety of applications. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Colloid and Interface Science|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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