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Lecture Sebastian Stepanow


14 July 2009 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Dr. Sebastian Stepanow
Affiliation: Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany
Title: Surface-confined supramolecular architectures
Date: Tue Jul 14, 2009
Start: 11.00
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080
Host: Petra Rudolf
Telephone: +31 50 363 4736


The seminar will demonstrate how supramolecular self-assembly at well-defined surfaces can serve as an efficient tool for the bottom-up fabrication of functional structures and patterns on the nanometer scale. The focus is on atomic-level investigations of self-assembled supramolecular architectures by employing mainly scanning tunneling microscopy. The exquisite structural details allow molecular level insight into the mechanisms and processes that govern the self-organization, which are generally not accessible. The presented exemplary molecular level studies elucidate the arrangement of organic adsorbates on metal surfaces, demonstrating the interplay between intermolecular and molecule–substrate interactions that needs to be controlled for the fabrication of low-dimensional structures.

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