Crystal engineering in two dimensions: a calculative investigation

C. J. Eckhardt, D. R. Swanson

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Atom-atom potential calculations of planar lattices using a Buckingham potential for model alkane amphiphiles are reported. Of the seventeen planar space groups possible, it is shown that proper control of the amphiphiles' cross section, chirality and rigidity permits formation of centrosymmetric and/or non-centrosymmetric hexagonal, rectangular and oblique nets. The results suggest that all possible two-dimensional crystal nets may be formed thereby yielding new materials and model systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-374
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
StatePublished - Jul 3 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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