By David Vanderbilt (auth.), P. E. Blöchl, C. Joachim, A. J. Fisher (eds.)
Nano-science seems at nano-interfaces and nano-junctions, atomic and molecular manipulation of adsorbates, homes of self assembled movies and quantum delivery in nano-structures. figuring out of those phenomena on the nano-scale is of significant significance for either technological know-how and know-how. Computations for the Nano-Scale is the 1st ebook to provide the state-of-the-art of the idea of nano-science and a few comparable experiments. It assembles contributions from top specialists who met for a NATO Workshop in Aspet, France, October 12--16, 1992.
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Introduction The modification of solid surfaces by spontaneously self-assembling monolayers is of theoretical importance since it provides a model system for the study of mechanical and electronic properties of molecules, and is of technical importance for the fabrication of biosensors, transducers and patternable materials . Self-assembled monolayers (SAM) can be formed from linear alkylmercaptanes with different chain lengths or different surface functional groups . This has triggered an increasing interest in the short-range order within these monolayers and led to several scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) studies [3-5].
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BlOch! et al. ), Computatiolls for the Nallo-Scale, 43-48. © 1993 KhlWer Academic Publishers. 44 preferentially aligned and tilted molecules as well as regions with larger disorder due to gauche conformations . Molecular dynamic calculations performed on monolayers with hydroxyl functional groups at the surface showed additional features due to hydrogen bonding . Monte Carlo calculations of the mechanical relaxation of SAMs showed an elastic response when the monolayer is compressed by less than 25% of its original length.