Advances in single-molecule magnet surface patterning through microcontact printing.

Abstract

We present an implementation of strategies to deposit single-molecule magnets (SMMs) using microcontact printing microCP). We describe different approaches of microCP to print stripes of a sulfur-functionalized dodecamanganese (III, IV) cluster on gold surfaces. Comparison by atomic force microscopy profile analysis of the patterned structures confirms the formation of a chemically stable single layer of SMMs. Images based on chemical contrast, obtained by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry, confirm the patterned structure.

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@article{Mannini2005AdvancesIS, title={Advances in single-molecule magnet surface patterning through microcontact printing.}, author={Matteo Mannini and Daniele Bonacchi and Laura Zobbi and F. Piras and Emiel A. Speets and Andrea Caneschi and Andrea Cornia and Agnese Magnani and Bart Jan Ravoo and David N . Reinhoudt and Roberta Sessoli and Dante Gatteschi}, journal={Nano letters}, year={2005}, volume={5 7}, pages={1435-8} }