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Interface tailoring represents a route for integrating complex functions in systems and materials. Although it is ubiquitous in biological systems--e.g., in membranes--synthetic attempts have not yet reached the same level of sophistication. Here, we report on the fabrication of an organic field-effect transistor featuring dual-gate response. Alongside the(More)
The directed assembly of gold nanoparticles is essential for their use in many kinds of applications, such as electronic devices, biological labels, and sensors. Herein an atomic alteration in the molecular structure of ligand-stabilized gold nanoparticles that can shift the interparticle distance up to 1 nm upon covalent coupling to organic-inorganic(More)
We study a new type of optical lattice in which the localized atoms experience a much reduced optical pumping and fluorescence rate. An optical standing wave is tuned to the blue of the F = 2 ? F = 2 transition of the (87)Rb D(2) line and induces periodic optical potentials by coupling the F = 2 ground state to both the F = 2 and F = 3 excited states. A(More)
Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of thiols on gold substrates are potentially important systems for future technologies such as molecular electronics and sensing. Especially in molecular electronics a strong interaction and coupling between the "device" molecules and substrate is crucial. In this context, we present here two series of novel SAM precursors,(More)
The controlled assembly of gold nanoparticles in terms of the spatial arrangement and number of particles is essential for many future applications like electronic devices, sensors and labeling. Here an approach is presented to build up oligomers of mono functionalized gold nanoparticles by the use of 1,3-bipolar azide alkyne cycloaddition click chemistry.(More)
The assembly of dumbbell structures as organic-inorganic hybrid materials is presented. Gold nanoparticles (NPs) with a mean diameter of 1.3 nm were synthesized in very good yields using a stabilizing dendrimer based on benzylic thioether subunits. The extended dendritic ligand covers the NP surface and contains a peripheral protected acetylene, providing(More)
Ligand-stabilized gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) are promising materials for nanotechnology with applications in electronics, catalysis, and sensors. These applications depend on the ability to synthesize stable and monodisperse NPs. Herein, the design and synthesis of two series of dendritic thioether ligands and their ability to stabilize Au NPs is(More)
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