Rivka Maoz

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Charge accumulation in an organosilane monolayer self-assembled on silicon is studied using electron-spectroscopy-based chemically resolved electrical measurements (CREM). By resolving the net electrical response of the organic layer, a significant capability of holding extra charge is indicated. Quantum size effects at a molecularly thin layer and the role(More)
Monolayer self-assembly (MSA) was discovered owing to the spectacular liquid repellency (lyophobicity) characteristic of typical self-assembling monolayers of long tail amphiphiles, which facilitates a straightforward visualization of the MSA process without the need of any sophisticated analytical equipment. It is this remarkable property that allows(More)
Ionic transport plays a central role in key technologies relevant to energy, and information processing and storage, as well as in the implementation of biological functions in living organisms. Here, we introduce a supramolecular strategy based on the non-destructive chemical patterning of a highly ordered self-assembled monolayer that allows the(More)
Effective control of chemistry at interfaces is of fundamental importance for the advancement of methods of surface functionalization and patterning that are at the basis of many scientific and technological applications. A conceptually new type of interfacial chemical transformations has been discovered, confined to the contact surface between two solid(More)
Contact electrochemical replication (CER) is a novel pattern replication methodology advanced in this laboratory that offers the unprecedented capability of direct one-step reproduction of monolayer surface patterns consisting of hydrophilic domains surrounded by a hydrophobic monolayer background (hydrophilic @ hydrophobic monolayer patterns), regardless(More)
Experimental evidence is presented, demonstrating the feasibility of a surface-patterning strategy that allows stepwise electrochemical generation and subsequent in situ metallization of patterns of carboxylic acid functions on the outer surfaces of highly ordered OTS monolayers assembled on silicon or on a flexible polymeric substrate. The patterning(More)
Experimental evidence derived from a comprehensive study of a self-assembled organosilane multilayer film system undergoing a process of postassembly chemical modification that affects interlayer-located polar groups of the constituent molecules while preserving its overall molecular architecture allows a quantitative evaluation of both the degree of(More)
Contact electrochemical transfer of silver from a metal-film stamp (parallel process) or a metal-coated scanning probe (serial process) is demonstrated to allow site-selective metallization of monolayer template patterns of any desired shape and size created by constructive nanolithography. The precise nanoscale control of metal delivery to predefined(More)
Raman scattering signals recorded by microscopy from organic self-assembled monolayers (thin nanometric films of calibrated thickness) on silica substrates were found to be much stronger than those obtained from identical films assembled on bulk silicon substrates. This effect, observed in the backscattering geometry, is shown to result from interferences(More)
Wetting driven self-assembly (WDSA) of appropriate materials in their liquid state on organic monolayer nanopatterns consisting of wettable (lyophilic) surface features surrounded by a nonwettable (lyophobic) monolayer background is shown to provide the basis of a versatile new approach to template-guided fabrication of metal nanopatterns. Monolayer(More)
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