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A quantitative model for the transcription of 2D patterns into functional 3D architectures

Published inNature chemistry, vol. 4, no. 9, p. 746-750
Publication date2012

Self-sorting on surfaces is one of the big challenges that must be addressed in preparing the organic materials of the future. Here, we introduce a theoretical framework for templated self-sorting on surfaces, and validate it experimentally. In our approach, the transcription of two-dimensional information encoded in a monolayer on the surface into three-dimensional supramolecular architectures is quantified by the intrinsic templation efficiency, a thickness-independent value describing the fidelity of transcription per layer. The theoretical prediction that exceedingly high intrinsic efficiencies will be needed to experimentally observe templated self-sorting is then confirmed experimentally. Intrinsic templation efficiencies of up to 97%, achieved with a newly introduced templated synthesis strategy, result in maximal 47% effective templation efficiency at a thickness of 70 layers. The functional relevance of surface-templated self-sorting and meaningful dependences of templation efficiencies on structural modifications are demonstrated.

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ORENTAS, Edvinas et al. A quantitative model for the transcription of 2D patterns into functional 3D architectures. In: Nature chemistry, 2012, vol. 4, n° 9, p. 746–750. doi: 10.1038/nchem.1429
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