Direct observation of the growth process of organic crystals by scanning tunnelling microscopy

Seiji Taki, Kenji Ishida, Hirotaka Okabe, Kazumi Matsushige

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Abstract

STM (scanning tunnelling microscope) observation was conducted on n-paraffin molecules (n-C33H68) adsorbed on a graphite substrate. A series of the STM images could reveal each of the progressive stages of the crystal growth, suggesting how the molecules grow into two-dimensional crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume131
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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