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A new kind of optical novelty filtering by an incoherent light system is presented that is based on a special property of dynamic complementary suppression modulated transmission in bacteriorhodopsin film. By simplifying the energy system, we establish a theoretical model, and our experimental results are compared with those reached by numerical simulation… (More)
An achiral oligo(p-phenylene vinylene) derivative with a ureido-triazine hydrogen bonding unit self-assembles into rows of hydrogen bonded dimers at the liquid/solid interface. Scanning tunneling microscopy reveals the formation of chiral domains, but overall, the surface remains racemic. Addition of a chiral auxiliary which is able to interact with the… (More)
The comprehensive understanding of disassembly mechanism of amyloid fibrils requires nano-scale characterization of the mechanical properties of amyloid fibrils during the disassembly process. In this work, gemini surfactant C12 C6 C12 Br2 micelles were used as a probe to disassemble Aβ(1-40) fibrils. The microstructure evolution and nano-mechanical… (More)
An imine-based 2D polymer side-functionalized with o-hydroxyl group was designed in regard to its potential ability to serve as a chelating agent and synthesized on a highly oriented pyrolytic graphite surface with a relatively low annealing temperature. When annealed to a higher temperature the o-hydroxyl group reacts further with the imine group, leading… (More)
The formation of DNA nucleoside-assisted π-conjugated nanostructures was studied by means of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and force field simulations. Upon adsorption of the achiral oligo(p-phenylenevinylene) (OPV) derivative at the liquid/solid interface, racemic conglomerates with mirror related rosettes are formed. Addition of the DNA nucleosides… (More)
Surface-mediated Schiff base coupling reactions between oligothiophenes equipped with an aldehyde group and aromatic diamines were investigated on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) by means of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) under ambient conditions. To investigate the evolution process from monomers to resultant polymers and the mechanism of… (More)
The effect of the length of linear alkyl chains substituted at imine positions on the assembly of tetrachlorinated perylene bisimides (1: PBI with -C6 H13 ; 2: PBI with -C12 H25 ) has been investigated. Solvent-induced assembly was performed in solutions of THF and methanol with varying volume ratios. Morphological (SEM, AFM, and TEM) and spectral (UV/Vis,… (More)
The spreading behavior and supramolecular assemblies of some arylbenzimidazoles with 2-substituted aromatic groups such as phenyl, naphthyl, anthryl and pyrenyl on water surface and the subphase containing AgNO3 were investigated. It was observed that although these compounds lack long alkyl chains, they showed surface activity when spread from chloroform… (More)
On graphene grown on copper foil, oligothiophenes form identical supramolecular assemblies on different copper facets. Most importantly, we found that the graphene ripple structures, even with a height as small as ~0.5 nm, can significantly alter the molecule-substrate interaction, which has never been observed previously.
Here we report on the apparent reduction in surface chirality upon co-assembling a chiral and achiral molecule into a physisorbed self-assembled monolayer at the liquid/solid interface as revealed by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Chiral OPV with achiral thymine gives rise to surface-confined supramolecular diastereomers.