Molecular engineering of Surfaces Using Self-Assembled Monolayers

@article{Whitesides2005MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular engineering of Surfaces Using Self-Assembled Monolayers},
  author={George M. Whitesides and Jennah K. Kriebel and J. Christopher Love},
  journal={Science Progress},
  year={2005},
  volume={88},
  pages={17 - 48}
}
The self-assembly of molecules into structurally organized monolayers (SAMs) uses the flexibility of organic chemistry and coordination chemistry to generate well-defined, synthetic surfaces with known molecular and macroscopic properties. The process of designing monolayers with a specified structure gives a high level of control over the molecular-level composition in the direction perpendicular to a surface; soft lithographic technique gives useful (if lower) resolution in the plane of the… 

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