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The growth of well-oriented crystalline films of rubrene (C42H28) on SiO2 and Au111 substrates is achieved by employing "hot wall" deposition whereas organic molecular beam deposition (OMBD) only yields rather amorphous layers or poly-crystalline dendritic networks at elevated temperature. This pronounced difference in film growth is related to the(More)
A systematic analysis of the growth of rubrene (C42H28), an organic molecule that currently attracts considerable attention with regard to its application in molecular electronics, is carried out by using x-ray absorption spectroscopy and thermal desorption spectroscopy. The results allow us to unravel a fundamental mechanism that effectively limits organic(More)
Aluminium (Al) absorption was studied using an isolated in vitro vascularly perfused rat intestinal preparation. Al was introduced into the lumen as AlCl3, Al(NO3)3 or Al lactate to give final concentrations equivalent to 0.625, 1.25, 2.50, 5.00, or 10.00 g/L of Al. The intestinal tissue remained viable up to 5.0 g/L of Al. The amount of Al associated with(More)
The formation of one-dimensional, unidirectional nanoscopic molecular structures by self-assembly on metal substrates with a long range ordering up to several hundred nanometers has been achieved by a novel mechanism, an oscillatory modulation of the adsorption energy due to charge-density waves related to a surface state. For the case of pentacene (C22H14)(More)
When aromatic self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) are electron-irradiated, intermolecular cross-links are formed and the SAMs transform into carbon nanosheets with molecular thickness. These nanosheets have a very high mechanical stability and can withstand temperatures above 1000 K. In this report, we investigate the electron induced cross-linking of(More)
Carrier multiplication by singlet exciton fission enhances photovoltaic conversion efficiencies in organic solids. This decay of one singlet exciton into two triplet states allows the extraction of up to two electrons per harvested photon and, hence, promises to overcome the Shockley–Queisser limit. However, the microscopic mechanism of singlet exciton(More)
A theoretical analysis of charged adsorbates on a metal surface reveals a pronounced polarity asymmetry between electropositive and electronegative species, thus reproducing a well known but so far not properly understood experimental fact. For ionic adsorbates on metal surfaces, we analyze the several, often cancelling, terms that contribute to the change(More)
Smart nanoenvironments were obtained by cell-imprinted substrates based on mature and dedifferentiated chondrocytes as templates. Rabbit adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) seeded on these cell-imprinted substrates were driven to adopt the specific shape (as determined in terms of cell morphology) and molecular characteristics (as determined in(More)
A light-addressable gold electrode modified with CdS and FePt or with CdS@FePt nanoparticles via an interfacial dithiol linker layer is presented. XPS measurements reveal that trans-stilbenedithiol provides high-quality self-assembled monolayers compared to benzenedithiol and biphenyldithiol, in case they are formed at elevated temperatures. The CdS(More)