Crystal Engineering in Two Dimensions: Design of Amphiphiles for Ordered Films

C. J. Eckhardt, N. M. Peachey, D. R. Swanson, J. H. Kim, J. Wang, R. A. Uphaus, G. P. Lutz, P. Beak

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The results of an experimental and calculative study of a new, rigidified amphiphile designed to form a well-ordered, two-dimensional Langmuir-Blodgett monolayer crystal are reported. The packing of the amphiphile is shown by atomic force microscopy to be closer to hexagonal than found for a stearic acid monolayer. The true planar space group is p1. The results essentially mirror those obtained from an atom-atom potential calculation of the packing of the amphiphile. The investigation demonstrates the utility of designing amphiphiles to “engineer” specific planar lattices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2591-2594
Number of pages4
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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