Supramolecular patterned surfaces driven by cooperative assembly of C 60 and porphyrins on metal substrates

Davide Bonifazi, Hannes Spillmann, Andreas Kiebele, Michael De Wild, Paul Seiler, Fuyong Cheng, Hans Joachim Güntherodt, Thomas Jung, François Diederich

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Plenty of room on top: Unprecedented one- and two-dimensional fullerene patterns were obtained upon evaporation of pristine C60 onto pre-organized porphyrin monolayers on silver surfaces following a bottom-up approach. The arrangement of the fullerene molecules on the patterned layer can be controlled by the porphyrin structure (see scanning tunneling microscopy images).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4759-4763
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie. International edition
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2004


  • Fullerenes
  • Porphyrinoids
  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Self-assembly
  • Surface chemistry


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